Friday, February 20, 2015

Gravity #23: My Wife's Christmas Present

This piece was done in December of 2014, and is the last of that seven painting exploration (starting with Gravity Painting #17: Icarus)

When I had wrapped, we knew that #17 & #18 would most likely do the best at the upcoming Make a Wish Gala and Auction on March 14th (tickets still available!!)  But, #23 had a lot of multi-color charm that my wife really liked.  I may post more photos with different lighting of this piece in the future.  It really changes depending on viewing angle and lighting.

This piece measures 22" x 10"
Deep panel (a bit more than 1.5"deep)

Click on images for a larger view, and use arrow keys to go between them.


Detail #1

Detail #2

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gravity #22: This one has some meat on it!

Not literally.  I like my art to last a little longer than a few days before the flies and maggots set in.

I made four 8" square Gravity Paintings to try out new techniques in December 2014.

This piece measures 8" x 8"
Deep panel (a bit more than 1.5"deep)

Here's a tip; click on the first image, then use your arrow key to go between the next three images.  They will show you how this piece looks in different lighting.





Here's some detail shots, each with a different light source




Gravity #21: Go Ducks!

I made four 8" square Gravity Paintings to try out new techniques in December 2014.

This piece measures 8" x 8"
Deep panel (a bit more than 1.5"deep)

In a previous piece of work, I made some hints about a certain Washington State Football team which won the Superb Owl (as my non-sportsball friends like to call it) last year, and how it influenced Gravity #16 (choice of colors, the wave-like motion in the piece, etc).

Well, this piece below has absolutely NOTHING to do with my alma mater, the University of Oregon.  Really.  You don't believe me, do you?

As always, click on each image for an enlarged version.  I think you can even arrow key back and forth to go through all images once you do this, which will come in handy for the two very similar images below (same except for lighting direction)


Anyway, my cousin is a huge fan of the UO (not sure why, but I doubt it has anything to do with football.  Must be the incredible work done at the Lockery lab).



So, I made this piece specifically for him.  In case you are wondering, the splashes of color coming out from the middle of the painting are from spinning it in the air while still wet.


It then landed on the grass in my backyard, and I spent a good 7 minutes removing clippings from it.  Those created intricate lines when they were removed (see below). 


I think I might want to try this in a more controlled environment soon.  Maybe drop grass clippings or toothpicks onto a piece, and pull them out, creating these patterns.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gravity #20: (Pajaco Vomajxo)

I made four 8" square Gravity Paintings to try out new techniques in December 2014.

This piece measures 8" x 8"
Deep panel (a bit more than 1.5"deep)

This one explores using Paache's Flow Pencil for tighter curves on smaller panels that were not achievable with previous techniques.

These two images have the same lighting setups as the previous painting.  However, because it is flatter in the middle, you'll notice most of the changes on the edges.  I swear it's not the same photo twice!  ;)

As always, click on each image for a larger version. 



Detail Shots
Each one has different lighting setups:





Sunday, February 8, 2015

Gravity #19

I made four 8" square Gravity Paintings to try out new techniques in December 2014.

This piece measures 8" x 8"
Deep panel (a bit more than 1.5"deep)

This one explores layering different washes of color over the piece.  Below is the same painting, with different directional lighting.

As always, click on each image for a larger version.






Detail Shots
Each one has different lighting setups:











Friday, December 19, 2014

Gravity #18 (The Gathering of Thoughts)





This painting and the previous one (Gravity #17 Icarus) will be up for auction at Make a Wish of Alaska and Washington's annual gala.  More information is at the link, or call 800.304.9474.

This piece measures  12"x18"

As always, click on images for a larger version:



Detail shots:
Close up of texture

Lighting always plays a huge role in my paintings.

Exact same area as previous shot, one sided lighting

Texture detail

New medium, new texture

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gravity #17 (Icarus)

It's been a while since I've posted!  I've completed seven paintings recently. This painting and the next one will be up for auction at Make a Wish of Alaska and Washington's annual gala.  More information is at the link, or call 800.304.9474.

This piece measures  12"x 9"

As always, click on images for a larger version:



Detail shots:





Here's a shot of the piece as it was being made in the studio.  I was debating for a little bit whether or not to include the protective drop cloth canvas with the piece, but decided against it: