Leftovers 2022

2022 LEFTOVER 7

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...

2022 LEFTOVER 6

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...

2022 LEFTOVER 5

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.

2022 LEFTOVER 4

2022 LEFTOVER 4 Rufous is derived from the Latin word meaning “reddish brown”. It seemed an appropriate name for this snarky creature that recently emerged unbidden out of paint patterns found on my drawing table. Watch out, he might bite!

2022 LEFTOVER 3

2022 LEFTOVER 3 I went where the assortment of shapes and colors seemed to point to me. If I painted what was actually running through my mind, it would have been fear in the shape of a mushroom cloud. With a crazy Putin rattling his nuclear saber, it’s hard to think of...

2022 LEFTOVER 2

2022 LEFTOVER 2 The week before Valentines Day, I looked at my tabletop backboard and saw accidental shapes on the surface that suggested this scene. I didn’t question it at the time. The idea seemed amusing so I went with it. Looking back I guess I needed a bit of a light...

2022 LEFTOVER 1

2022 LEFTOVER 1 Occasionally I cut my 9×12 gray paper palettes in half to make them easier to maneuver on my cluttered work table. This one I had cut at an angle. Initially the palette was sideways and a drip formed at the bottom edge of the largest paint mark. Later when I...

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