Tuesday, September 9, 2014

   This is the most complicated painting I have ever undertaken. Taxco Mexico is a beautiful
    ancient city built on the side of steep hills. Homes are stacked like cardboard boxes with
   a huge cathedral grabbing our attention in the square. This painting is 30 by 40 inches. I
   have worked very hard to maintain some unity and harmony in a painting that divides your
   attention in many directions. Although I have attempted to maintain a sense of depth,
   I ignored many of the principles of atmospheric perspective. Design is very important is
   this complexity. This will be one of 10 pieces in an upcoming joint show at the McKay
   Art Centre in Unionville from September 17 to 21. Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, September 1, 2014

                                        This an abstraction of my above abstraction. Is that
                                        mean it's an abstraction squared? Or a distraction?
                                        In any case, lots of fun. Sometimes art is very serious
                                        stuff, and rightly so, but we need to play as well.
                                        At least I do!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

                                         This is a small still life that I painted with plans to
                                         abstract and make a few variations which I'll post
                                         over the next few days. Let's all keep creating!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

   This painting was the result of a workshop last spring. I did a variety of stages to illustrate
   the power of neutrals and semi-neutrals to set up some 'punchy' hues! It's 18 by 24 in acrylics
   only - no collage, textures, etc.