Saturday, June 5, 2010

Blondie, a Salon -- Eight paintings, June 2010

Blondie, a Salon, has a long history of First Thursday events. Always worth the time to stop off for the music and refresments.

What to do with a wall 70 feet long?

Pear Targets-- Installation at 300 NE Multnomah

Pear Targets -- No Direct Commercial Application

In general my artwork is for my own amusement. In fact, one challenge I set for myself is to avoid as much as possible any derivative commercial applications of the work. This can be somewhat difficult to accomplish in traditional painting. However, expanding into the realm of installation, using three-dimensional multi media, presents increased opportunity to achieve true commercial worthlessness.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Orange Stairs series

Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches

Friday, April 24, 2009

Earth Day Poster 1970

This is an Earth Day poster I made in my High School art class, in 1970, for the first Earth Day.

It is painted on a beige, pebbled-finish mat board. I painted the tree using acrylics, and added details with my Rapidograph pen (remember those?).

What is interesting about this painting was that I used some kind of correction white on it, thinking I would fix it later (completely white out the background or something). Yeah right. Later. I didn't realize it would be almost 40 years later using some then undreamed-of technology. In 1970 an average computer took up half a small building.

On Earth Day 2009, I scanned the thing, and used a "clone brush" tool in a paint program to eliminate the white-out. It's done now.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

New exhibition…

at the charming little dive, squeez.