Thursday, January 31, 2008

Black and Red

When I started this post I made the decission that all works show here would be on paper and that I would experiment and try out new things. I have been thinking for almost a year now about a very expressionist series of paintings done in black and red. I think I want to do them in acrylic on canvas but I am going to experiment first with some ideas on paper.
Black and Red is 22x30 on 140 lb watercolor paper and is done in ink and water color.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Promise of Roses

The winter drags on and the wind howles outside my window tonight like a lonely wolf. The sleet is hitting the window outside my studio threatening to break it as it beats away at the pane. I dream of lazy boat rides and the flowers in my garden.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Poppy Fields

Poppy Fields was an experiment where I was trying out different things with watercolor to get a textured look to the work. I wasn't totally happy with the results and think I will give it another try. It is watercolor on 140 lb coldpressed paper.The painting is 12x18.

New painting 1/28/08

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Art on Paper

I have started this blog Art on Paper because I like to think on paper. It’s not as demanding for me as the blank canvas in front of me. I feel freer, as artists we experiment try thing reject what doesn’t fit for us we work and move on. We are in a state of continually metamorphosing into what we hope to become. The “what will I be when I grow up”, I will play with these things here. Almost all artists I know will tell you they intend never to grow up because we are always learning and becoming. So I play, work out detail, and grow. I will be posting thing that I work on in paper here. They may be oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil and charcoal, but all will be on paper. Some may be finish work other will be the beginnings of something bigger.

Generally people don’t understand how to play. Most people end up living their whole lives making compromises, killing their dreams and ignoring the voice within to get something which they don’t really want. They just have to make do because of the circumstances that they find themselves in. I find myself lucky to have spent the right amount of time in the right place and left at exactly the right time.

So here I will play and grow and paint on paper as I dream.