Three New Paintings for March 2016
I have just completed my largest work to date, a 4′ by 4′ canvas entitled Amity which means friendship. Painting on a canvas this large was indeed a challenge. My studio measures 10′ by 12′. It contains a desk for computer work, a drafting table with a mounted matte cutter, two chests for supplies and a two-drawer file cabinet. All this to say there is precious little space left to maneuver, let alone paint on a large canvas. It only took one time hitting the ceiling fan to learn “the keep it low when moving” lesson.
Amity is a non-objective done in acrylic. There is no object [hence the reason it’s called non-objective], so you have to depend on design to make the painting interesting and pleasing to look at.
As part of this overall design, some of the things I’m working with are interesting shapes, color balance, pathways of darks/lights that lead your eye throughout the painting, variation with repetition, dominance and contrast.
Amity will not be my last large painting, but I am glad to be concentrating on smaller works for a while.
The two smaller works, Fire and Ice and Fire and Ice II, are both 20″ by 20″ acrylics on canvas. The combination of cool turquoise and warm rust play off each other to help create interest and appeal. The similar color schemes make the paintings work well when hung together.
Thank you for taking the time to view and read about my art. If you have any questions, or if I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.