Enlighten Up in Progress

Working on a new piece.  The unintentional realism just sort of happened.  So, I’m posting it for posterity before it is lost in abstraction….or I ruin it…

In my previous post, you will notice a digital image.  The digital image is the “mock-up-idea” for this painting.  It’s not going as planned, but that’s ok.  I love the process.

Winter Woods

Frequent hikes deep in the woods are paying off in inspiration.

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.  Henry David Thoreau

This piece is a large 5 ft. by 4 ft. acrylic on canvas.  I call it “The Woods in Winter”.  While on one of my hikes last month, a sudden snow flurry hit.  Bonus!  I took a photo.  The painting developed shortly thereafter…..

Inspiration photo:

Out of the Woods

"Woods" detail

I finally finished a piece that has caused me a great deal of angst, then joy. Work on this canvass has been ongoing for over a year.  It has been reworked at least three times. Translation:  I have said “I hate this!” at least three times.  That is the wonderful thing about exploring creative outlets.  It is called Woods.

"Woods" 40"x30x mixed media

Universe

These images are the result of a preoocupation with space/time and the physical universe.  Upper left image is a rendition of subatomic particles after a collision.  Bending space is represented in lower right image.  The other two are experiments with liquid crystal.  The lower left image displays an otherwise hidden image as the ambient room temperature is lowered.  The upper right image will change when the temperature rises.

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untitled images; 12x12 acrylic on canvas

Below, “Gazing” in two states, warm and warmer:

Gazing

Gazing; 12x12 acrylic and liquid crystal on canvas

Gazing hot

Gazing hot;12x12 acrylic and liquid crystal on canvas