water media

I decided to return to one of my favorite ways of doing art: abstract design on yupo paper using liquid acrylics. This piece began as a demonstration of a colorful substrate in my “Adventures in Mixed Media Class” at the Art Center.
I brought it home and painted it as another in my series of “collective-consciousness” primitive god-like images. Other works in the series include “Ghosts of Africa” and “We Will Take Care of You”. I keep on wanting to title these pieces “I think they’re trying to tell us something” but I have come to understand that indeed that is why I paint them: to find out what “they” are trying to say. I hope I never find out because I do not want to stop the process. I just purchased a whole pile of yupo paper so that I may continue to work in this series.
I call it “Doppelganger” because of the two remaining circle shapes that refused to be subdued as I worked.
It is 26 x32 inches and is for sale for $1500.00, matted and framed.

November 13, 2011

Doppelganger

I decided to return to one of my favorite ways of doing art: abstract design on yupo paper using liquid acrylics. This piece began as a […]
August 30, 2011

Making Peace with Circles-SOLD

This watermedia piece was done on a hand-made piece of paper. True to my style, it also has layers of collaged materials underneath. It turned into […]
May 17, 2011

Old City SOLD

I have had this piece floating around my studio for a while and it has gone through several incarnations. I just happened to look at it […]
May 16, 2011

Tree People

This watermedia piece is the result of a class project that I assigned involving working in a grid. I worked on it for two class semesters […]
September 4, 2010

Come Into Our Cave SOLD

Here is another version of my cave concept. I tried to use all the watermedia tricks in my tool basket to make the images look both […]
November 30, 2009

Three Martini Lunch – NFS

This painting started out as a response to a challenge posed by this year’s program for the Rocky Mountain Collage Society. We were asked to bring […]
September 13, 2009

Ghosts of Africa

This is my watermedia version of Stopping Traffic (see collages). It love embellishing these mystical figures. This painting was juried into the Western Colorado Watercolor Society […]
September 13, 2009

Dust Up – SOLD

So I am into dots these days. This piece started out as a landscape based on a photo taken in my neighborhood. I began it in […]
September 10, 2009

Wildfire Afternoon SOLD

I painted this experimental watermedia piece on Yupo* several summers ago during an extreme drought in Colorado. There was an almost constant smoky haze and odor […]