Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Tribe Series Painting

The following is my most recent of the Tribe Series #3 plus a timelapse video of how this was created. Enjoy!

Sequel To Your Non Response
Oil on canvas / 16 x 16"


Monday, August 31, 2009

Santa Fe Paintings - August 2009 Trip

The following are photos of the paintings I created on-site in Santa Fe earlier this month. Instead of bringing my easel to a location to paint like my trips in 2008, I took pictures with my EOS Rebel from multiple locations, and then selected one image from all the photos to then translate into a painting back at my friend Todd's art studio. Sort of a visual art photo safari. This technique allowed me to see more different locations over a 4 day period than the traditional plein air method, and to use oil paints rather than the water-based goauche paint I bring into to the field.

Los Alamos Sunset
Oil on cardboard / 6 x 8"


View from Santa Fe Opera
Oil on canvas / 18 x 24"



Bandelier Sunset
Oil on canvas / 18 x 24"



Santa Fe Cloudscape
Oil on cardboard / 6 x 8"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Mexico Plein Air (Trip #3)

Los Alamos Sunset
Oil on cardboard / 6 x 8"



Bandelier Sundown
Oil on canvas / 18 x 24"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tribe Series in Wood

The following are some shots taken of wood sculptures I am developing based on the series of images seen in the new "Tribe Series" of paintings and prints I have been creating. The tallest group is approximately 20" high. These can sit on any flat surface or be mounted and hung flush against any wall. These will ultimately be primed and painted in a variety of interesting colors.



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Figure Series

The following are pics of new figurative relief sculptures I am working on in the studio. In all, there will be a series of at least 6, possibly 8, figures. These are sculpted from foam remnants leftover from the most recent scenic sculpting job I worked on in Culver City. I saw interesting figurative shapes in these scraps, and am using various knives, files, and sanding pads to bring the shapes to life. These are mounted on 1x6 and 1x8 panels that can hang flush on the wall. Stay tuned...

Figure #1. Foam mounted on wood.


Figure #1. Black gesso added...more patina layers to come.


Figure #2. Foam mounted on wood.


Figure #2. Black gesso added...more patina layers to come.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tribe Series #1

I recently changed up my work schedule to go directly in to the studio in the morning and leave all the art “business” stuff (like this blog) for the afternoon or evening. That re-arrangement cleared my path to a potent, electric, and transformative moment in my studio on March 26, 2009. The experience is almost beyond words, so I will have to let the art speak for itself now and as it develops. The initial paintings that burst forth are shown below. In one solitary moment, I awoke to limitless possibilities. Stay tuned...


Confidential/Urgently
Oil on paper
16 x 16"


BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION (URGENT CONFIRMATION)
Oil on paper
16 x 16"


My Family's Valuables (From Mrs Grace)
Oil on paper
16 x 16"


Greeting To You From Mrs. Fabbris
Oil on paper
16 x 16"


Tribe Series #1
Oil on paper
Each 16 x 16"

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Portraits of Sculpture

The following paintings are done in india ink on canvas board. These works are inspired by the sculptural works of masters like Brancusi, Giacometti, and Julio Gonzalez. The latter sculptor I became intimately familiar with through my work as exhibition designer and installer at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. My first show was the installation of works by Gonzalez - the Spanish artist who collaborated (introduced) Picasso to welded metal sculpture.






Figures in Oil

The following were painted using oil sticks on primed luan scraps from a Shakespeare Orange County production I worked on almost 4 years ago. Yes, "scrap" like this travels around with me until someday an idea, then a project, then a finished artwork, materializes.


(S)crap Figure #1
Oil on panel
9 x 24"

Closeup from (S)crap Figure #1
Oil on panel
9 x 24"


(S)crap Figure #2
Oil on panel
8 x 21"


Closeup from (S)crap Figure #2
Oil on panel
8 x 21"