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

Some small simple Sumi ink gestures


Jump, 9″x12″ sumi ink on paper, June 2018


Walk, 9″x12″ sumi ink 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 2018

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.


Horizon, 18″x24″ oil, alcohol inks and watercolor on paper, June 2018

I am still experimenting with thick gesso. The top image is a Glyph made specially for some friends, and it is now at home with them. The second is a pure experiment with sand and gesso. I consider it a failure, but showing it here to give an example what I am trying.


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


Sand, 9″x14″ gesso, sand, acrylic and inks on canvas, June 2018

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

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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, 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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