Monday, July 27, 2009

New Painting 7/27/09

This is a new painting done in the studio.  This is a painting that was commissioned to be a nature influenced abstract.  The painting took over and it is a little more representational than I intended.  I have posted the progression of the work.  I thought it might be interesting to review my process on this.  The element I wanted to focus on was composition.  I felt it were important to have a play between 2d and 3d space.  Like many of my works I started out with line and movement inspired by music.
At this early point I was still working the painting while flipping it vertical and horizontal.  Much of the composition was determined by looking at it backwards in a mirror.
At this point I had chosen a format to work in.  Line being equal to shape and color.  The color was again dictated the music.
This is the final painting.  I am disappointed in the photo.  I don't think you can capture the layers of paint and texture.  I will take a quality photo for the gallery page in my site (  


  1. I know what you mean by the photography...! i just posted a new painting..and it looks so very FLAT! >:(
    But your painting here, DOES show so much movement and 'sway''s very 'organic' and lyrical. good piece!

  2. I really like your paintings. I wish I could see all the layers you are talking about. Have you tried bringing your images into Photoshop to tweak with the settings? Or Lightroom could also work. Thanks for sharing your paintings.

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