•April 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment
One big reason I like being in New York is I wander the Metropolitan Museum of Art and just look at anything that hits me. I had a few minutes the other day and they currently have 6 paintings of Hans Hoffman in a temporary display. I walked in and stayed almost an hour. The colors and the way they define space and time are truly magnificent. He was truly one of the greatest masters of color. Here are 2 of my favorites, I tried to get the color balance correct, but to really understand them, you have to see the real thing.
Renate’s Nantucket ,Hans Hoffman , 1965
Rhapsody , Hans Hoffmann , 1965
Another all time favorite, Paul Gauguin, is also one of the master colorists, but in an entirely different way. The flattening of the image and the mind-bending contrasts never fail to excite my brain when I see it.
Tahitian Women Bathing, Paul Gauguin 1892
•March 23, 2015 • 4 Comments
Here is a just completed piece of sculpture. I am happy with the patina as well as the form. It is papier-mâché and epoxy resin with a faux bronze finish, 1.3 meters tall.
•March 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Drypoint on PETG plate, toned with a psuedo-aquatint using permanent spray fixative, on the upper half and sandpaper on the lower half.Blue Woman by a Window, drypoint,16 x 14 cm
•March 17, 2015 • 3 Comments
Pastels are a newish media to me. This is a drawing of Colleen, in pastel and charcoal done at Spring Studio.
•March 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Futurist Bowl, white clay with Pearl glaze, cone 6
Ceramics once a week, is slow going but enjoyable, the procedural aspect, the tactile sensibility makes your mind work in different ways than other media.
•March 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Orange Towel, drypoint with watercolor, 15×11 cm
Wendy, from a 1 minute charcoal sketch, (towel added)
•February 24, 2015 • 2 Comments
Here is an ink and watercolor drawing done from a 1 minute charcoal drawing of Rose.
Ink and watercolor sketch from a 1 minute gesture drawing