Sharing My Art – Day #3

Day #3 of this artist chain mail challenge

“Post three of your works for five days and nominate another person to do the same.”

The Stripe Paintings – what happens when you sit in front of the TV tracing out 1/4″ lines on a blank canvas, and then cover it all up with acrylic paint? These awesome stripe paintings of course. I’m not sure what got me started doing these but I’d never seen anything like them before. Oftentimes people think they are tape, wood or old magazines but alas they’re just paint. That being said, I’d love to experiment with creating wood and paper versions someday. Since I started making them I have seen wood versions on Etsy and Pinterest, so there’s something there.

These are probably my favorite paintings to do because I never know what they’ll look like until they are done. I limit myself to certain colors and use a palette knife to apply the paint. They are very textural. Often times there will be a painting underneath them that never got to see the light of day. Stripe paintings are a good, therapeutic way to cover up bad art.

They have not found much success commercially, but I think they’re awesome. Here are three of my favorites.

#1 – “Stripe #5″ – 2013 48″ x 72” (This huge painting lives in our foyer. It’s likely my favorite piece I’ve ever done)
#2 – “Strip #6″ – March 2014 36″ x 36” (Sits in storage in my studio. Another favorite of mine)
#3 – “Rainforest” – May 2009 ~16″ x ~20″ (one of my earliest stripe paintings)

Stripe #5

Stripe #5

Stripes #6

Stripes #6

Rainforest

Rainforest

Sharing My Art – Day #2

Day #2 of this artist chain mail challenge

“Post three of your works for five days and nominate another person to do the same.”

Tile Paintings – These abstract pieces are inspired by the geometry of rural landscapes, as well as simple floor or wall tiles you’d find in your home. Each section is painted individually with a brush and it’s always fun to see how they turn out when they’re complete. Sometimes the strokes seem to cross over from one section another adding another layer of interest. As will all my paintings, I try to keep your eye moving, and also make them interesting when viewed up close as well as from afar.

#1 – “Tiles” – June 2008 15″ x 30″ (I still have this one)
#2 – “Seven” – June 2008 22″ x 28″ (this one lives in a box in my studio too)
#3 – “Tile Painting #1″ – July 2010 16″ x 20” (one of a series of 9 tile paintings)

Tiles

Tiles

 

Seven

Seven

Tile Painting #1

Tile Painting #1