Thursday, November 29, 2007

Violet in Pattern

I am doing some still life studies and also trying to work in the spirit of Klimt to learn about pattern. I got a used book on Klimt and find his work very fascinating. To me, right now the whole world looks like a Klimt landscape painting. We live with so much tree texture and leaf pattern here in Gainesville. This city prides itself on its tree canopy and it is my favorite thing about it.
But my painting looks a little more like a Van Gogh painting than a Klimt but that's okay I love his work also.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thinking Man

I tried the thick modeling paste again. The results are interesting. I don't know if I am ready for solid blocks of color, I miss the variation of tones that was in the still life. But I do like the three dimensional presence of the thick modeling paste.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Light Weight Modeling Paste

Two Horses
I have been painting. In fact about three or four paintings on this one board. But I am not happy with it. The shapes and lines are not that exciting and the surface is so flat. It seems I am making a mess for mess's sake, trying to save it, but there needs to be more purpose.

Still Life
After the horses, I did this still life. I am very pleased with the surface. I coated a canvas board with Golden Light Modeling Paste and dropped paint into it and then took a pencil and scratched lines into the wet paste to draw the still life and textures. I did not intend to do a still life, in fact I sketched a plan for four abstracts in my notebook before beginning. But I didn't like the abstract and I wanted to use the paste before it dried so I did a quick still life. It was fun and I think the painting has a good presence and I like the colors. I wish the forms were more exciting or imaginative but I think it was worth while.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Next Show

Annual Holiday Show and Sale
at the Melrose Bay Gallery,
Friday, November 16th, 6-10 PM
This is a great party to start your holiday season with a reception across the road at Bellamy Road Gallery also that night. Come out to Melrose.

Melrose Bay Art Gallery
103 SR-26 at Centre Street
PO Box 36
Melrose, Florida 32666
Tel. 352-475-3866
Hrs. Fri 3-7 | Sat 10-6 | Sun 1-5
I work one Sunday of each month
from 1 to 5, come visit.