Abstract Seated Figure, recipient of the 2014 Canson Excellence in Arts Award in the 79th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition at the Cooperstown Art Association in Cooperstown, New York.
A common sight on the rolling prairie near my studio is the solitary bird of prey. Patiently waiting for lunch, it is another example of nature’s ability to camouflage while still providing unmistakable patterns and colors that identify an individual species. Once again, I am more interested in conveying a momentary glimpse rather than a detailed anatomical study.
Another oil on canvas Earthscape with a more limited palette. Last winter certainly gave a renewed appreciation for the subtle joys of color contrasting with a vast amount of snow.
This is an attempt to emphasize the central composition by vignetting and by protecting the spontaneity of the initial gestural underpainting.
This oil on canvas is another member of the Earthscape series that I have been pursuing for many years.
Acrylic and charcoal on paper.
Oil on canvas
This painting in acrylic on panel takes me back to the style I evolved while first exploring Abstract Expressionism nearly 40 years ago. The acrylic medium allows for underpainting with vibrant colors tempered quickly by subsequent glazes to establish a strong range of darks and lights.
Corvus brachyrhynchos is the Latin name of the common crow. This crow is seen as much through the imagination as the eye. It is part of a new series of large expressionist works.