Friday, May 14, 2010

"Dragon Skin"

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

"Trickle" (16 of 25)

8x8", acrylic and mixed media on board

(#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

"No, Sir!" (15 of 25)

Connie Kleinjans fine art, No Sir, 8x8, mixed media on board

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.