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Pastel Drawings

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These drawings are inspired by two pastels I drew a few years back of a slough, a reed and sedge-filled watery swamp.









My First International Exhibition, by invitation of E.M.Galerie, Netherlands

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All are acrylic and collage on paper, approximately 16×16 or 11×14.em_02em_01em_03 em_04

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July 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Never Miss an Issue: StudioCritical

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I particularly liked these paragraphs, from, “STUDIO CRITICAL —
A behind the scenes approach to contemporary painting”

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Tell me about your process, where things begin, how they evolve etc.

Color is the instigator. Glimpses of things I see trigger the physical sensation of wanting to paint, which is in turn very much tied to my love of gesture, and long ago, of figure drawing. My desire is to create form out of color. I no longer keep reference material posted in my studio, but prefer to open my book collection randomly in order to jump start or remind myself of that sensation. With this current smaller work, I have two or three canvases ready at the same time, and they are laid flat because I work in layers, wet on wet, with the paint on the liquid side. It is a very suspenseful process. If I lose either the structure or a sense of interior light, the whole thing gets scraped down. What I am after is a point where I have somehow managed to create a gestural grid that works as a structural space, and where things almost dissolve into chaos, but don’t.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thanks for having me here. Your blog has been so informative and helpful. The more I see and read about what other artists do, the more I think that what painters want most is to surprise themselves. In this there is a not-so-simple element of play, and something specifically about making things by hand that provides a very basic pleasure. It’s great when that pleasure gets communicated well, as I so often see here.

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July 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm