Sunday, December 24, 2017

Locomotive Series

So I am finally getting around to doing something I have been thinking about for for several months now. I rediscovered this painting from 2014 and thought this would make for an interesting sculpture series. My intention is to explore this theme in a variety of ways, materials and scale. The piece pictured on top is titled "Locomotive". The same as the painting as it is fairly direct interpretation. This piece is quite heavy. The base is 1/2" plate steel and much of the rest is 1/4" plate. Makes for piece as solid as it's name implies. Below is a small table top steel piece that is currently in progress. "Iron Horse" , 28" X 14" X 4". A bit more welding and grinding and then to decide on how to finish. patina, paint etc.
I hope to also do a large scale piece based on this general composition. The larger pieces will be a more direct interpretation of the painting. The small sculpture, "Iron Horse" was made with industrial salvage/found objects, so the materials dictated the composition. The next go at it will be pieces I will cut to more closely match the design in the painting. Stay tuned! The sculpture is now sold. Private collection. New Mexico, USA.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

"Black Diamond"

"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.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


"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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shaped Paintings

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.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

"Magnanimous Pour"

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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Maximilian's Flow"

This latest tabletop sculpture measures 16" X 17" x 2". It is currently available for purchase at Gallery on First, Sanford, Florida. Shipping available. $600.00 US

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Lucy Baker's Revolution" SOLD

This tabletop sculpture measures 16" X 11" X 2". Welded steel. SOLD - Private collection, New Mexico

Sunday, April 9, 2017

"Small Odd Shapes"

Each year the resident artists at Gallery on First in Sanford put together an exhibition we call 100 for $100. A collection of works priced at $100.00 or less. Some artists use this as an annual garage sale and mark down older or less successful work. A chance to clean out the studio. Debe and I do not take that approach. While it is difficult to do work in this price range, we always come up with a series of new work made specifically for this two day show. In my case, I experiment with ideas that I may want to try on a larger scale. It allows me a chance to work through both aesthetic and technical issues on a small scale. The pieces pictured above are examples of my series "Small Odd Shapes" made for the 2017 show. Inspired by the work of post-minimalist Richard Tuttle and the large scale shaped canvases of Kenneth Noland, Susan Roth and Graham Peacock. I have long admired the work of these artists, but have yet made an attempt at large scale shaped work. These miniature works ( 15" X 5"ish X 1") are mixed media on wood.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

TTS #1, 2017

My first tabletop sculpture for 2017. Actually I finished one that I started in 2016, but I'm counting this as my first piece completely executed this year. Welded steel. 25" X 6" X 3"

Friday, January 6, 2017