Monday, April 19, 2010

Through May 7th the ALT Art Group will be showing work at the Rotunda Gallery at COCC, Bend, OR. I have four paintings in the show along with six other artists. It is a great show and a nice venue. I am working now on paintings for another show at Black Butte Ranch in their new gallery space for their grand reopening. I also just completed a teaching residency, the reason for no posts since Feb. I didn't realize I hadn't posted in that long.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jubelale Art Show

Jubelale Art Show at Tumalo
I am featured with three other artists in the February Exhibit at Tumalo Art Co. Gallery. All four of us have been " Jubelale Artists" over the years. The Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR chooses an artist each year to create artwork for their winter holiday beer called Jubelale. They use the art for the label and all the packaging and then hang the work in their corporate offices. They graciously loaned the work to Tumalo Gallery for the show. The photos below are of the opening. The work on the walls behind the Jubelale art which is on the easels is representative of each artist style. It was a great evening and of course we drank Jubelale to celebrate.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Evolution of a Painting

I painted this painting and another for friends ( a couple) as a gift for helping us paint our house. I'll decide which to give them after both are complete. I love the idea of trading for services or goods. It often helps both parties to get what they need or want. While I painted I took photos at various intervals to document my progress. Since I paint in many layers the painting goes through stages, evolving if you will, into its final form. It's definitely about the process for me. I paint for the love of painting. I like moving the paint around with a brush, sponge, rag, or scraper; and I relish finding "happy accidents". Making marks and letting the paint drip to form linear patterns is characteristic of my work also. Although I may spend a week on one painting I want the final result to have a spontaneous quality. I start with a wide brush 3 or 4" and create a large calligraphic form, my marks often appear like Japanese or Chinese characters. Then I glaze color over in large sections before narrowing down areas and adding shapes symbols.