Friday, June 20, 2014

Growth #5 Delivered to her new forever home

Growth #5
Oil and Cold Wax on cradled panel

Growth #5 in her new forever home.

A dear collector of my art (let's call her BB) challenged me to enlarge Growth, the painting on the cover of 30 + Some.  BB had the spot in her dining room all picked out for it.  We measured and decided a 30x30 would be the perfect size.

I immediately ordered the panel.  I was committed. I was scared.  Could I do this?  

I knew I had to do some experimenting to see if I could enlarge a 5x5 into a 30x30.  Now you understand why this is Growth #5.  There were a lot of incremental size increases and experiments with how to work the texture.  The only thing that remained constant through all 5 paintings was the color pallet.  Even with that constant, all of the paintings are really different.  This is part of the joy of working with no drawing.  Things just happen.  This is how a series of paintings happens. 

So, yesterday, Growth #5 was installed at BB's and everyone is happy!  
Every time I deliver a painting, it is an odd feeling, like having a friend move away.  Or my friend getting a new girlfriend.  Something like that. 

Thank you, BB, for giving me this challenge and trusting me to paint something you would love enough to add to your wonderful collection.



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Southwest #3

Southwest #3
Oil and Cold Wax on 3 panels
$900 framed

This painting depicts some of the many textures and colors that I associate with the southwest.  I see things that started out newly painted many years ago.  Since then, it has been worn away by Mother Nature.  Sort of like all of us….changed by Mother Nature over a long period of time.

It is 3 12x12 paintings bolted together and framed in a floater frame.  

Friday, June 6, 2014

Growth #4

Growth #4
Oil and Cold Wax on Cradled Panel

Oh dear, it has been too long since my last post.  Please forgive me.  I really have been busy painting and not just eating bonbons.

Growth #4 is one of the things I have been working on.  Several months ago I was challenged to  enlarge Growth, one of the paintings I did during the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge in January.  Going from 5"x5" on gessoed paper to 30"x30" on a cradled panel….yikes!  I guess you can say I have been sneaking up on it.  First I did a 6"x6" and then this 16"x16".  The final version should be finished this week!!!!