Saturday, October 17, 2009

"We Know Each Other": New Abstract Figurative Collage

This is one of the four new collage works I've been working on within the last week. This piece is 24" x 24" on cradled board using papers (newsprint, corrugated cardboard, painted watercolor papers), ink, gesso, watercolor, and acrylic paint. This work is informed by my inquiry into human/equine relationships, as well as an exploration of color within this body of work.

"The Willows" California plein air landscape

This 9" x 12" plein air landscape was painted two days ago at McClellan Ranch in Cupertino. The golden and russet fields, so typical of California landscapes, was so beautifully lit by the mid morning sun and such a pleasure to paint! Colors in the palette were: transparent red oxide, cadmium orange, hansa yellow orange, cadmium yellow orange, Naples' yellow, cadmium green, pthalo green, cobalt blue, carbazole violet, quinacridone violet, and titanium white. A varnish wash was employed in the first layer.

"Dimensions Of A Horse" Collage

"Dimensions Of A Horse" is one of my newest collages. It is 24" x 24" and incorporates paint (acrylic, ink, watercolor), gesso, collage papers, and mesh. I am exploring bringing in paint and color into this body of work.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Open Studios 2009: New Collage Work

New work can be seen in a slide show format at:

This is called "Dimensions Of A Horse". It is mixed media (inks, acrylic, watercolor, paper, gesso) on 24" x 24" cradled board.

In the new collage work, I am bring in color: colored papers and even paint!