T BONE (2018)
Tempera paint stick and gel stick painting, 24″ x 36″.
My new favorite tempera paint stick on paper painting. Started out trying to paint a goblin with long claws resting his hand under his chin and it turned into a bull head looking at a steak.
Acrylic painting, 10″ x 8″.
Another of the new abstracts on 10 x 8 inch drawing paper. I see a purple pterodactyl flying into flames… guess that inner child isn’t totally lost forever.
HALF A FACE (2017)
Acrylic painting, 11″ x 14″.
Another abstract on canvas panel. You can see with the rougher surface how the lighter amounts of paint stand out on almost individual dots or squares of the surface. I like the contrast of this with solid bright clean brush strokes. I see half a head with an ear in the orange on the right, hence the title.
Acrylic painting, 12″ x 16″.
This is on canvas panel which is an interesting surface to paint on. It’s relatively heavy and sturdy which is good for me, because I paint on the floor without an easel or anything to hold the painting still. The surface isn’t as nice as a more expensive version of canvas, but it’s fun to paint on a slightly rougher surface and see how the paint responds.
Watercolor painting, 15″ x 11″.
I’ve been leaning back into more abstract painting recently. Sometimes I try and convince myself I can paint more realistic things, but ultimately I think painting abstract is my wheelhouse. I named this Infancy because of the gentle pinkish colors and the main central shape makes me think of tubes or an umbilical cord.