Work in process

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20×24 in. mixed media. Don’t usually do this but people have asked before and I am at a stall with this piece, for the moment. Education is a big part of the theme, in case no one noticed ūüôā Just airing this out for general impression or feedback…maybe a light will come on and I will finish before the next post.

North Fork 10 A.B.

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12×20 in. mixed media. With the increase of wildfires we are lucky that Mother Nature still has the ability to come back after these events. To come thru these same areas several years later is to but marvel at Mother Nature’s skills to heal and regrow. Even with this amazing transformation closer examination shows the scars still left, showing to all what happened here. This piece kind of feels like a forest area attempting to heal itself yet still dealing with the past events. The colors show hope for a bright future yet some colors also show the deadly past this forest area has dealt with. Kind of like some of humanities history any place in the world…sad yet hopeful for a better future. As for a clue to the title try 1988 Yellowstone area.

Dermatological Wonder At 6 Fathoms

9×12 in. mixed media.¬† Let me start by saying thank you to everyone, I have hit a milestone I never imagined I would get to…1000 followers!!!!!! … I reached that early today, it is very humbling¬†and at the same time¬†extremely uplifting . THANK YOU ALL

The long winded¬†titled piece was done like some of my bubble tree series, without the trees. I had a preconceived idea about goosebumps…thus the title. It has a different feel than the others like it…but I can sense being in the water for sure. Not many have seen this piece so I will let you guys and gals tell me what you think.dermatologicalwonderat6fathomsW

Harry Stewart Finally

20x24 in acrylic on canvas.

20×24 in acrylic on canvas.

I have had this unfinished canvas around for many, many years, a project started but one of those pieces I could never get my head around to finish. So when I came across it a few weeks ago I was determined to complete it, this year!

It felt strange to be working on canvas again with its grain and the push and give of it’s surface, made me long for my watercolor paper. The original task was to do a piece for a fellow worker that was into ninja type stuff, thus the title I gave this piece. Looking at it now finished I really like my moon and Jackson Pollock vegetation. Don’t ask why I have a Camelot castle vs. something more oriental, I was young then. ¬†As with my recent works I work hard to get texture, this piece shows that especially in¬†the moon and foreground areas.

Of note, I say it is finished but I want to live with it for awhile to be really sure….. ūüėČ

4 Square Rural

9×12 in mixed media. As simple as this piece seems to be, it was fairly complex in execution. Lost track of the layers but beneath each square of color¬†I started out very vivid and bright. I really love how the textures allowed some of the full richness of the under lying colors to show. I did have to knock down some of the peaks though to get a more uniformed look. The full body white lines in some areas show well too.¬†Unfortunately this piece can only get full appreciation in person, as the photo can’t capture the subtle¬†tones. This was a follow-up to “Neutrons and Fertilizer,”¬†only taking the tones the opposite direction in values.It kind of gives a wintery feel, although I have seen colors this muted from above when you get a lot of¬†sun reflection in spring time.¬†You have to work at seeing the signature as I didn’t want to disrupt the feel of the piece, lower right hand corner.

Neutrons and Fertilizer

9×12 in. mixed media. Title speaks for the work, right? Layered process like my earlier works, 6-8 deep, lots of texture. This is a similar process that was used to make 5 Finger Blues.¬†Title took awhile to hit me, but once I started to think along those lines the name stuck. Inspiration? Ever been up 10,000 ft. while flying over Kansas farm land in late spring? Different crops some fairing better than others…hmmm seems like we have some crop circles.

By the way Cookeville¬†Artprowl 2012 went well…will show a few pictures from it soon.