Friday, March 28, 2014

Painting Inspired Words

I painted these for a juried show. The entry fee got you a book of poetry
by Vermont poet, Daniel Lusk. The poems of his newest published 
collection, Kin, were to serve as inspiration for an artistic creation of 
your choosing.  His poems speak a lot on nature but have fantastical 
elements sprinkled throughout.  

watercolor on paper
14.5"w x 10.25"h

Inspired by the beginning of April, which reads:
"Snow shower this morning.
We live at the border
between rain and snow,
winter and spring
where dogs become coyotes
and cats become wild"
-D. Lusk

watercolor on paper
10"w x 13"h

Inspired by the feeling of Rumpelstiltskin. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drawing Desk Views

I've been to busy to even update you...submitting, applying, updating, 
new public art projects in the works. More information to come. 
For now, enjoy the view from my drawing desk..

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Final Painting at CAC

Sadly my two-week art residency has come to an end. Creating artwork
every single day and being surrounding by other artists doing the same
is a fantastic thing to wake up to.  

My last and final painting of the CAC Residency program:

Troy Gasholder House
15"w x 10.5"h
watercolor on paper

Burden Iron Works, Troy, NY

Ladle Car (Burden Iron Works, Troy, NY)
10.5"w x 13.5"h
watercolor and graphite on paper

Looking Up at Redwoods

The photograph I was working from had bright sunlight streaming through the branches. The sky appeared a pure white, almost like the flash from a camera bulb.  It was such a strong glow it was absorbing the definition of the leaf and branch structure so that some leaves appeared to be floating, not attached to the tree.

A progress shot of my messy, late night workspace.

And the finished painting...

Looking Up at Redwoods (or Komorebi)
9"w x 16"h
watercolor on paper