Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Self-Portrait

This is last nights' effort. I was recently turned on to Picasa 3 and I have been having a blast playing with it. This painting resulted from manipulating a photo that I used in a self-portrait back in 2006. It inspired a black/white positive/negative self-portrait. I really like it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Guitar Portraits

If you can't afford to buy one, then paint one!
Here's an idea that didn't catch fire. I saw how many artists were doing pet portraits and thought I could do guitar portraits. I still think it is a good idea, being a guitar player. Marketing has always been one of my many weak points. Anyway, I started with some of the more popular models.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

From Photograph to Painting

It was just a silly picture of me in a silly outfit
After cropping and simplifying...
I couldn't resist changing the gaze of "Adrienne" to look at ME!
This is the finished (almost) "Self-Portrait 2009" 24" x 36" oil on canvas

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Textured Landscapes


The textured landscapes are a combination of techniques and media. The paintings are comprised of abstract textures and materials combined in an arrangement that becomes a realistic landscape when viewed from a distance. Close up, it is a seemingly random series of paint, media, and patterns. This is not simply thick paint.

The media contains specific aggregates to achieve unique textural, dimensional, and reflective effects. The materials used include marble dust, volcanic aggregates, polymer emulsions and acrylic paint combined to achieve special effects. My background in chemistry and science inspires my experimental approach to art.