2018 LEFTOVER 11

2018 LEFTOVER 11

2018 LEFTOVER 11 Executed with leftover Raw Umber oil paint, this is a riff on painting from some time ago called “Cristate” (included below). Both sprang from my fascination with the shapes made by Cristate cacti. I fancy trying a third that will be more along the lines...

2018 LEFTOVER 10

2018 LEFTOVER 10 Like most palette gremlins, this was just something I happened to “see” in the blobs of paint on the paper. The night before, I was talking to Bob Mellilo (friend, helper, and huge Phish fan) about a riff he kept hearing in a Phish set. Auds and I agreed...

2018 LEFTOVER 9

2018 LEFTOVER 9 This one grew out of a splatter of raw umber on a sheet of gray palette paper. I fiddled with it almost as an afterthought and liked where it was going enough that I took a photo before adding anything. Over the weekend I spent time bringing it into sharper...

2018 LEFTOVER 8

2018 LEFTOVER 8 I had a quantity of the pigment left on my palette while working on an HP Lovecraft painting in Payne’s Grey and white, so I fished a canvas scrap out of the wastebasket in our print room and sketched this scene. Painted mostly this past Spring then finished off...

2018 LEFTOVER 7

2018 LEFTOVER 7 When I came in for lunch a few days ago, I saw on a section of palette paper on my work table what looked like the face of one of the man-apes from the “Dawn of Man” sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey. I couldn’t resist going in with black acrylic...

2018 LEFTOVER 6

2018 LEFTOVER 6 A small study for a larger planned painting that never happened. I began working on this at the same time as the cover for Words of Radiance back in 2013. I felt it needed another element to seem “right” to me so I set it aside until last week when the...

2018 LEFTOVER 5

2018 LEFTOVER 5 This began as a demo piece, working from a doodle done by an audience member. It went unfinished until I discovered it in my studio last week. Completed with oils leftover from another painting.

2018 LEFTOVER 4

2018 LEFTOVER 4 While washing out a Japanese sumi brush at the end of a painting session, I snatched a scrap of paper out of my wastebasket. Before rinsing off the brush, I executed strokes with the soapy acrylic paint and enjoyed playing with the bubbly textures that came out of it....

2018 LEFTOVER 2

2018 LEFTOVER 2 It’s a big idea on a small scrap of canvas! A couple of months ago, I glanced down at canvas on the floor as I walked by. It was just a scrap cut off a print, but I couldn’t shake the vision it evoked in my mind. Afraid I might forget, I sketched it out in...

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