"Black Diamond" Acrylic on Birch panel. 16" X 48"
This heavily textured "shaped painting is my latest in this series. The use of underpainting and interference paint gives the painting a shimmering quality that changes as the light conditions change. Looking almost entirely black to almost entirely blue. In most light conditions it appears a little of both.
"Lemongrass" Acrylic on birch. 16" X 48"
This is another in my ongoing series of "shaped paintings". This is one of nineteen paintings in this series that will be exhibited at the Vue at Lake Eola, Orlando.
Some new shaped paintings as I gear up for my show at the Vue at Lake Eola in Orlando. Kirsten Gjermo is curating the show and she first took notice of my small shaped paintings I did in the spring (2017). We exchanged correspondence over the summer while Deb and I were in New York.
She and I agreed that I needed to scale them up for this space. That was my intention and the small pieces were an opportunity for me to work through some of the technical considerations.
I hope to continue to work larger as I continue to explore this concept.
I am encouraged by the positive feed back that these works are getting. Many of the initial small shaped paintings sold right away.
Stay tuned as I post more of these as I finish them.
This painting represents a bit of a departure for me. Basically I set out to chase color and energy in the tradition of the New New Painters. This relatively small piece measures 24" X 24" X 2.5" . Acrylic on Sanded Birch panel.
This is most likely the last painting I will finish before I "roll up the tent" for the summer and head north to my studio in New York.