POSTED ON Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 21:37
Last week I finished a commission.
The buyer/collector came and viewed it for the first time, paid for it, and took it home. I'm trying to take it all in. It was all quicker than I thought it would be. No real time to spend with the finished piece.
The results as always a product of the process. The process in chosing colors and marks was considerable. Many experiments to determine the process and the tools. It is one of the larger drawings I have made to date.
POSTED ON Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 19:58
I love pulling out the wood glue and clamps.
Here I am creating two cleats for hanging a large two panel piece to a wall. It's basically a small shelf which will hold the work level.
Two pins will look the artwork to the cleats. The glue is setting and I will return to add some wood screws.
POSTED ON Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 16:02
Group Show with four 1241 artists. Damini Celebre, Tim McFarlane, Alexis Nutini and Stella Untalan. Repetition is the simple repeating of a mark, with no particular placement or color or size of the marks. In this show each artist works with repetition as a means to engage the viewer in something unexpected.
Opening reception / Friday August 11 / 7-9 pm
August 11, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm
POSTED ON Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:02
In Part 2 after another twelve plus hours I finished drawing the blue dots on this commission.
I didn't document the whloe drawing but felt the need to do some to compliment my previous video.
The commision is almost complete. A few more dots of another hue will completer the drawing.
POSTED ON Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 19:15
I have three fabulous Fabriano tiny books. I have been drawing in this green book for three weeks now and I am almost finished. It is a wonderful object that has a seemingly coded story that can be revealed. Some people call this asemic writing it is an accurate description of the drawing in this book.
Making drawings that are also objects is very interesting to me. Books are a special love.
POSTED ON Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:39
My work is about process and materials, it is methodical , repetitious, and meditative.
I made a few timelapse videos and stitched them together on my iphone. It was fun and painless. This is part one. It's fun to look back on what happened when you make a piece. The timelapse makes it speedy but each line is drawn slowly.
POSTED ON Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 21:21
I've begun a new series that is more calligraphic. I'm working with several patterns.
Here's a detail of one. This sketch was made with my friends Montana Markers. The markers allow me to make large marks and thin with standard and mixed colors.
I'm very keen on making more.
But first back to working on a commission.
POSTED ON Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:30
A continuing adventure of studies for my large commission. This new 12 x 12 square is a test in color density. I needed a large area to get a good sample of the pattern result.
Proximity and relativity of color have a specific role in this new work. The scale of the piece makes such a huge difference in the drawing and perception of the pattern.
Each time I increase the size of the field I make so many new discoveries.
I've begun laying the ground color for the two large panels. They need another coat and I'll be ready to draw with my Montana Markers.
POSTED ON Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 22:19
For the last few months I have been experimenting with Montana markers and Flashe vinyl paint.
The markers allow me a different kind of control in making marks over large areas. I can allow for variants in opacity using the pump feature in the markers. I'm also able to draw with paper attached to the wall. I love being able to use a varient of tools I am very familiar with to make this new work.
These three small panels are in progress. I've had to put them aside while I work on studies for a large commission.
POSTED ON Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 19:04
The other part of art making is displaying and installing the work. One can leave this to a framing expert but sometimes it's not a frame that the work needs.
I'm doing some design and construction for a wooden cleat to install a larger work. I also need that hardware to enable a tight fit of two panels at the seam.
This method takes some careful finishing.
I just realized that my C clamps don't fit so I'm off to purchase a couple wood clamps for gluing and a steady hand to drill small pin holes. Then I will be on my way to do the install.