This is a view of my studio with current work in progress. The painting, ‘DC Train Ride’ is in the upper center, acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 66″.
This is a mixed media collage study of the ‘Train Ride’ painting that I’m currently developing; graphite, charcoal and newsprint on paper.
This is a study drawing inspired by my train ride on the Washington, DC Metro, catching the train at the Le’Enfant Plaza Station after the gathering commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March.
This is my postcard entry in the 2015 TwitterArtExhibit in Moss, Norway. Proceeds benefit Home-Start Moss, a nonprofit organization helping families in need. The image is of an evening listening to music under the stars at a local Inn in the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park. The media is Watercolor, Gouache and Ink on Paper, 4″ x 6″. Completed Feb 2015.
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 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.