Saturday, January 31, 2009

jan 31, 2009

old photo of some place in china i think
like the roofline and vague tree shapes
these images evoke lost times or perhaps
things that never did exist
but they stir my nomad soul.

acrylic, mixed media on panel

Friday, January 30, 2009

jan 30, 2009

never tire of this baobab tree
all gnarly and squat
transferred, painted, scratched, drawn

acrylic, mixed media on panel

Thursday, January 29, 2009

jan 29. 2009

layering, scraping - very physical this one.
dig the history, the memory of what was -
surprises as i go further still.
could endlessly add and subtract in this way
but this one called out to stop.

acrylic on panel

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

jan 28, 2009

love this tree image
from an old photo from my backyard
years ago. 
transferred and then painted,
scraped, messed with.

acrylic, mixed media on panel

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

jan 27, 2009

the daily postings are farther between
with travel, life.
appreciate the comment that
really it is painting, not finishing, that i am about,
so will paint as close to daily as i can,
and finish them when they are ready.

acrylic on panel sold

Thursday, January 22, 2009

jan 22, 2009

painting every day is one thing
finishing a painting every day is another
do i post them daily even when they aren't done
just to have a post that day?
questions that arise as i go along

traveling tomorrow again.
see how the painting fits in -
will go to the LA art show to see what is out there,
visit galleries etc. ready for some fresh inspiration.

Monday, January 19, 2009

jan 19, 2009

added the mesh for substance and texture
often wanting to continue with these
but not to get too labored on any one painting
they are meant to be "first thought, best thought" exercises

acrylic, collage on panel sold

Sunday, January 18, 2009

jan 18,(3) 2009

part three. might work this further, not sure yet.

this makes up for my 3 missing days
really want to keep up with the commitment
of a painting a day - even if they come a week late -

acrylic, charcoal on panel

jan 18,(2) 2009

part two of the triptych
especially like these all together
they complete each other -

acrylic, charcoal on panel

jan 18, 2009

this is part of a group of 3 
i am painting at the same time
wanted more contrast with the black
feeling more expressionistic
charcoal makes for more line work
love to draw

acrylic, charcoal on panel

Saturday, January 17, 2009

jan 17 (2), 2009

second one today - making up for days off
color changes a bit when uploading images
to blog but gist is there

acrylic on panel

jan 17, 2009

playing with texture, 
found a stringy japanese paper
gives it lots of dimension
red oxide never fails to satisfy me

acrylic, collage on panel

Friday, January 16, 2009

jan 16, 2009

more landscapey than usual.
blogging for all the world to see
makes me self conscious in a way
sometimes more critical too
but it's good exercise all around.

acrylic, collage on panel sold

Thursday, January 15, 2009

jan 15, 2009

missed 3 days and cancelled trip 
food poisoning.
just now functioning and painting again
will make up for lost days if i can.
no energy to try new things so 
the ease of familiarity feels right.

oil, beeswax, pigment, resin on panel

Sunday, January 11, 2009

jan 11, 2009

last post before travel
need to pack some kind of mini studio
to keep this up - also my laptop, etc, 
to post images. 
plan a lot of travel this year - 
how will this work?

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel sold

Saturday, January 10, 2009

jan 10, 2009

this daily blog keeps me painting, no doubt.
otherwise, could be trouble.

in nyc next week, not sure how i'll paint there
maybe collages, more travel journal-ish?
i expect they'll be different, 
with some street detritus perhaps -
will see how i manage while traveling.

oil, beeswax, pigment resin on panel

Friday, January 9, 2009

jan 9, 2009

sun is going down so had to shoot this quickly.
the writing is almost always present as my 
stream of consciousness - 
back of the mind - 

oil, beeswax, pigment, resin on panel

Thursday, January 8, 2009

jan 8, 2009

oil on wax again. scraping, digging, revealing.

wildfires burning close by last night
vivid dreams
then cool colors.

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

jan 7, 2009

working back and forth between the acrylic and 
oil/wax combo - rarely do that, so interesting to 
feel the difference in the materials so directly. 
acrylic is great for the immediacy - easy to layer 
quickly, no drying time. 

acrylic on panel

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

jan 6, 2009

reworked this from an earlier painting
like the scraped wall feeling
and the history of what it was

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel

Monday, January 5, 2009

jan 5, 2009

back to using the oil on wax medium
love the movement and vibrancy of oil paint
the wax allows me to dig in and make marks

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel sold

Sunday, January 4, 2009

jan 4, 2009

these paintings are more abstract than i've 
been painting for awhile. very different
from my website paintings, but feels
fresh again, after working with more
imagery. just enjoying the paint.

acrylic on panel sold

Saturday, January 3, 2009

jan 3, 2009

dark winter day
cool mood
looser today

acrylic on panel

Friday, January 2, 2009

jan 2, 2009

love red

acrylic on panel

jan 1, 2009

1st painting
reworked it with oil paint on jan 6.
love that i can change things as i go along.

acrylic and oil on panel