Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Maine Abstraction

Tidal Pool, Maine
oil on canvas

Took a trip to Biddeford Pool, Maine with a group of talented painters from Worcester, Massachusetts, and spent several days painting at the rocky shoreline.

This was the final painting I did there which was a loose abstraction of a tidal pool. I thought you might enjoy the snapshot of what I was actually looking at. You can see where I wanted to be faithful to the forms, and where I made my departures. There comes a point when getting the forms and colors on the canvas in the way you want them takes precedence over simply recording what is in front of you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tripod with Pendent
wood, metal, wire, twine

The wood was chewed by a beaver, the metal chewed by rust.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weary (detail)
mixed drawing media

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

mixed media