Graphic Art Summer 2018

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Here is a sampling of some of the petroglyph studies:

Glyph 1, 16″x20″ gesso and acrylic on artist board, April 2018 – [SOLD]
Glyph 2, 16″x20″ gesso and acrylic on canvas, May 2018
Glyph 3, 16″x20″ gesso and acrylic on canvas, May 2018 – [SOLD]


Here are two finished in mid-June, with large brushes and Sumi ink

Crossing, 18″x24″ ink and watercolor on paper, June 2018 [SOLD]
Vertical, 18″x24″ ink and watercolor on paper, June 2018

Trying some new approaches with gestural painting, whipping paint-soaked twine against the paper.

Arc, 18″x24″ oil and watercolor on paper, June 2018
Crossing, 18″x24″ oil and watercolor on paper, June 2018


Harvest, 18″x24″ oil and watercolor on paper, June 2018

In mid-June, I found some chunks of cut climbing rope in a trash pile. I took a few pieces in curiosity, wondering if it would make a more aggressive line when whipped against the paper. I had mixed feelings about the results, so I added some Sumi ink to the lines that the ropes created.


Converge 1, 18″x24″ oil, Sumi ink and watercolor on paper, June 2018
Converge 2, 18″x24″ oil, Sumi ink and watercolor on paper, June 2018
Converge 3, 18″x24″ oil, Sumi ink and watercolor on paper, June 2018
Converge 4, 18″x24″ oil, Sumi ink and watercolor on paper, June 20

Then there’s this oddball, which started out as one of the earlier twine-splatters, but I thought the results were simplistic. I attacked it with experiments in colored fountain pen inks and additional lines of black oil paint. I prefer the results after trying extra gestures.

I am still experimenting with thick gesso. Below is a Glyph made specially for some friends, and it is now at home with them.

Glyph for R&L, 14″x14″ gesso and acrylic on canvas, June 2018 – [SOLD]

July 2018: I am stretching out into some playful approaches with wax resist, pressure transfers (“decalcomania”) and trying to get more deeply textured surfaces. I’m enjoying the discovery of some modernist Chinese artists, like Liu Kuo-Sung and the Fifth Moon Group, who blended traditional brush painting techniques with modern materials and new colors. I am throwing away some of my experiments, but getting some vibrant textures as well. Here’s a smattering, sampling from several series of color experiments.

Atoms, 18″x24″ oil and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Blue Plane, 18″x24″ oil and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Impact 1 (left and right), 9″x12″ oil and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Impact 2 (left and right), 9″x12″ oil and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Plumage, 9″x12″ oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Resist – Dark 1, 11″x14″ oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Resist – Dark 2, 11″x14″ oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Resist – Dark-Brush 1, 11″x14″ oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Resist – Corrugated 2, 11″x14″ oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper, July 2018
Resist – Red Contact 3, 11″x14″ oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper, July 2018


 


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