Leftovers 2022

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2022 LEFTOVER 14 At an exhibition some years ago, Jordu Schell and I were comparing notes on work that truly made us shudder. Jordu is a master VFX artist and sculptor who has a long history in the “horror” business. I wondered if there were things that really scared him....

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2022 LEFTOVER 13 I employed this palette as a squeegee in a smeared-paint experiment that never amounted to anything, but the accidental patterns left sparked my imagination. Early on I saw rough landscape forms hidden there. The scene that developed on top of that was no doubt...

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2022 LEFTOVER 12 Like most of my Leftovers and Palette Gremlins, this was born from accident, inspiration, and materials at hand. The palette of warm tones came from a recently completed painting. The graduated blue was overspray on a scrap of board. The colors reminded me of time...

2022 LEFTOVER 11

2022 LEFTOVER 11 The paint for this came from a leftover palette. Most of the earth tones had dried up but the blues, turquoises, and greens looked okay. When I saw the pattern they made on the paper covering the container, I set aside my intended project to work on what I saw in my...

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2022 LEFTOVER 10 What I saw in the accidental marks that inspired this piece was independent of color, more an idea that could be realized using almost any color scheme. I grabbed the closest paint at hand, which happened to be a palette of purplish acrylics leftover from RHYTHM OF...

2022 LEFTOVER 9

2022 LEFTOVER 9 Anyone familiar with my work will know how much I’m drawn to concrete. Images like this pop into my head at unexpected times. I attribute it to my early childhood experiences playing in the cement tunnels and storm drains of LA. This began with zigzagging brushstrokes...

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2022 LEFTOVER 8 I looked at a mark of paint on my palette and saw the scene depicted in my mind, ready “just” to be painted. It doesn’t have any deep underlying thought behind it. This was just me having fun with color and movement, an expression of my enjoyment of fantasy,...

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2022 LEFTOVER 7 Palette Gremlins are often a matter of perspective. When I saw this smear of paint from a different angle, I imagined the horizontal marks as icy landscape formations from an alien world. The rest was just playful indulgence. It’s always a good time when the...

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2022 LEFTOVER 6 When I have paint mixed up and ready to use, I’ll dip my Japanese brush and shape the tip to fit the type of brushwork I’ll be employing. If I’m going to use a dry brush or cross-hatch blending method, I’ll squish the brush down to separate the hairs. Otherwise...

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2022 LEFTOVER 5 It was still winter when I imagined this vision of springtime in the patterns of paint on my drawing table. I guess you could say she was inspired by my hope for the green to come.

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