This view provides a sense of scale of the work – the piece on the right is about 7 feet tall. It also shows how I stack paintings attached directly to the wall – on the left, the canvases are stacked 4 deep. Because the paint is applied very wet, it often migrates through the top layer unto the layers below it. This can lead to surprising results and suggest new opportunities to explore. See the previous posts for more on my work process – Hope you enjoy the tour!
This shows how I use an easel to stack multiple sketches to use as visual resources while I’m working. I switch scales and media to discover different alternatives or possibilities of compositions as I work, editing and refining as I advance the work.
This shows my preferred way of working, using a dynamic arrangement of work and moving from one media to another as each piece of work ‘needs a rest’ to allow it get to an optimal level of moisture, as well as allow time to assess the visual development and opportunities with each piece.
This is acrylic work on a stretched canvas. The advantage of stretching the canvas rather than attaching it directly to the wall is that it can be rotated to work on it in various orientations. Because I like to work the painting ‘wet’ and using multiple translucent glazes, the ability to allow the paint to ‘flow’ in different directions is an advantage.
This is a view of outdoor studio work using oil on canvas. The weather is generally nice in the southwest US, so I like to do oil painting outside in the fresh air.
Studio View shown is acrylic on stretched canvas. It is leaning against canvas that is stretched and stapled to the wall, which is a way I like to work because it provides a solid substrate for the canvas.
Work in progress is hand colored screen prints using watercolor on paper.
First of a series of Studio views that show how I work. Work in progress in this view is acrylic on stretched canvas.
‘Shibui’ show last Saturday – paraphrasing Jack Black, ‘You can change the world with one great ART show!”