From NEW WORK

NEW WORK

COFFEE MEDITATION, RUFINO TAMAYO AND TONAL PAINTING…

I I finally solved a problem in painting that I have been trying to figure out since 2010 when I first encountered the work of modern Mexican master, Rufino Tamayo. I am a late comer to the work of Tamayo. Like many modern artists, I am still at times unconsciously enmeshed in the bias that…

NewJewelry, 2022

Well friends! The first half of 2022, like every year before it, has provided its own unique stream of creative inspiration that never fails to surprise and delight me. 2021 focused upon a resumption of painting, the development of printed textiles and clothing (seen in the photo), furniture items, and the opening of the MARTS…

“GENIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE”…

This work is part of the spring 2021 Harlequin painting series. It continues with the playful theme of fun and magic represented by harlequin symbolism in general, but goes on to refer more specifically to the well known fairy tale concept of letting the genie out of the bottle and all of the unpredicatable consequences…

‘MONOLITH’

This painting is a great example of the idea that there may be no such thing as a truly abstract painting because as Picasso once said, “It is impossible for a painting to be about nothing”. At first glance it does indeed appear to be a simple abstract work, yet upon a bit of extended…

‘HARLEQUIN STUDY’…

Harlequins have been a recurring theme in my work for many years. I rarely, if ever, intentionally paint one. Rather they seem to emerge spontaneously when I am painting abstractly, or so I think. At a certain point in the painting process I begin to recognize some form of a harlequin emerging. Each harlequin is…

‘A VISIT WITH WARHOL’

To say that I have been slow to warm up to American modernist painting is a bit of an understatement. My natural artistic interests and inclinations thus far have mostly revolved around the modern European masters and European modernism. That said, imagine my surprise when this piece spontaneously emerged that, at least to me, bore…

“FERTILITY”

A figure with protruding breasts and belly stands facing left against a backdrop of vibrant, colorful, highly textured vertical and semi circular forms resting upon a deep green pedestal of sorts. The backdrop for this fertile figure could be a place, like a temple, to the moon, perhaps. It could be a creature or companion.…

‘VERTICAL FORMS’

At first glance, VERTICAL FORMS appears to be a highly structured, abstract colorfield painting. And while there is certainly some truth to this, there is more to this painting than meets the rational eye. It has an architectural feel reminiscent of columns with a break on the mid left hand side of the painting that…