Friday, May 14, 2010
12x36x1.5, mixed media and acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
The title for this piece came from Guy Magallanes, an extraordinary watercolorist I have the privilege to know. When I showed it to him, he looked at the texture and the iridescence and said it looked like dragon skin. That was a few days ago, but the description stuck with me, so I thought I'd use it.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
(#16 of 25 for the 20/20 show) For this one, I was wondering what would happen if I tilted the board after starting two pools of paint. It's actually a bit dangerous, since it has the potential of looking lame. But I liked it. This also has an unusual (to me) (currently) purple and brown palette.
Monday, May 3, 2010
8x8", acrylic and mixed media on board
(#15 of 25 for the 20/20 show) This was more yellow and brown than most of my paintings are. I tend toward the cool colors. It might be unfortunate that I do that, since they say that people like warm color better. The title just had to do with the defiant feeling in the work. I think I also liked the way that a drip running upwards just feels out of whack. I've seen it in other paintings and it's a bit disorienting. That's why I like it.