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Indecision

Originally posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

Indecision
mixed media
16 x 8
July 2014

Sometimes a canvas just doesn't work.  I started this one a couple years back now, before I started to keep track of progress.  This could be one of those archaeological digs of paint layers. I think it started as two people in a bedroom, then was covered with several layers of abstract color work, then a series of lines that I was going to write over.  This final piece has several more layers of paint and a pour of resin. Finally calling it done in July, but waiting another month to post about it.

Sleepy Times

Originally posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

I gave myself a new challenge, to work on painting people with a touch more realism. 

Sunbathers
Oil on Canvas
22 x 30
June 2014

Sleeping In
Oil on Canvas
16 x 18
June 2014

New Works, A Show, And an Award

Originally posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

Coy Bird
Feb 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
40x30
Most of the time I worked on Coy Bird I viewed it as a vertical painting.  I hit a point, though, were I thought there was just something missing.  I started rotating the canvas to another perspective and the it hit me. It wasn't missing something, I was just looking at it wrong.

 

 

 

 

PacNW
April 2014
Oil on Canvas
44x14
A kind of abstract landscape idea of the Pacific NW region.

Sunday Stroll Through a Region of Imminent Peril
May 2014
Oil on Canvas
22x34
I am definitely of the opinion that art can be fun and have some humor.  This is pretty self explanatory and I think humorous. The title is partially from the tv show Archer.

RAW Spectrum Show

 At the Raw Spectrum Show

I was very honored to participate in the RAW Spectrum show at the Showbox at the Market April 17, 2014.

I had been contacted by one of the organized and asked if I would like to participate.  The show was a great experience.  I had a twelve foot section of fence and a table to display work.  I showed five canvases and three sculptures. The response was super positive.

Figurative Art Competition

End of April I entered Online Gallery's Figurative Art Competition and won a special recognition award for the New Year painting embedded in resin.

Mike

Originally posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 1
Pencil on canvas

Final Piece
Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas
48x24

Wood Between the Worlds

Originally posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013

The wood between the worlds in the Magician's Nephew was a tranquil wood outside of time and place, an in between place to enter other worlds.  This painting was inspired from the description of entering the wood by rising up through a pool of water. 

Illustration from the book The Magician's Nephew