“Two Squares: Ghost Gum over Ash Pink”
12″ x 24″ x 3/4″
mixed media on wood panel
$150 + shipping & packing

SC15 Two Squares Ghost Gum Over Ash Pink 2x24 mixed media on wood


defining my what…

What do I do? I paint abstract paintings, that’s obvious. What isn’t obvious are the details. There are many paths to an abstract painting.

I’ve been taking a while to think about where my paintings are going. I want to get into more galleries and I need to unify my work if I’m going to have a chance at all.

What might that look like. I asked myself what do I really like in an abstract painting?

  1. I love the square. I learned to love this shape when I was involved in photography. So what happens when I don’t have something square to begin with? I mask off what isn’t square and paint the square within. I’ll use an offset square high on the paper.
  2. I love hard edges, clean and crisp.
  3. I love color glazes, being able to see a little of what’s underneath.
  4. I love the grid but I’m not afraid to “wreck” the grid if I need to.

Let’s see if I can keep myself on track for a good long time.

working the next two

WIP 36″ x 36″ mixed media on canvas
Most of this will be covered up as I begin to edit.
WIP 36x36

I’m running out of canvases so I’ll be painting on 140# Fabriano paper
22″ x 30″ with 1/2″ all around taped off.
You can catch my notes on the left side Frog tape. These are my percentages for the painting. 80% to 20% Warm to Cool colors; 80% to 20% Light to Dark and my palette of red, yellow and blue plus all the white and black I want, those are always “freebies” for the palette.