On Facebook there’s a chain mail challenge going around for artists:
“Post three of your works for five days and nominate another person to do the same.”
So I accepted the challenge from a fellow artist and starting today will be sharing my artwork with everyone. I’m posting on this blog as well, in case you find it of interest.
I’ll present my art over 5 days in the general order that is was created. The reason being, my hope is you’ll see how earlier works evolved into my current pieces, namely my cityscapes. When you look at a current piece, you can see techniques from early pieces being used.
The Originals – Many of my abstract pieces are inspired by the geometry of rural landscapes. I would look out a plane window and found the patchwork of farm fields to be an interesting pattern. I hope to come back to this subject matter and explore it further someday. These early pieces are about keeping my eye interested; constantly moving. Creating visual interest and balance. They are also about painting without any preconceived plan. This is a key to my work to this day. I prefer to have the painting “talk” to me and tell me when it’s done. Worst case scenario, it’s paint. I can always paint over it (and often have). Enjoy.
#1 – “Beginning” – 2004 30″ x 40″ (I still have this one, sitting in our dusty basement)
#2 – “Cityscape” – 2006 18″ x 24″ (One of the first paintings I ever sold, and certainly the first cityscape I ever did. It was a paint over of another painting gone awry underneath)
#3 – “Barn In The Woods” – 2005 22″ x 28″ (Sold in 2006, it’s one of the first geometric paintings where I attempted to have a real focal point, the “sun” is rising in the sky, with a “barn” and trees in the foreground.)