Saturday, October 25, 2008

Work in Progress

I'm experimenting with using a palette knife and acrylics. I'm not diluting the acrylic, so it can really bunch up under the knife. I like the textural effect, but stepping back it's a lot of shades of gray. It's a good first and second layer, and I'm reasonably satisfied with the composition, but I'm not sure where to go from here. I do like the flat graphical effect, and don't really want to impose depth on the painting, but it needs contrast. Maybe just another layer of the same palette knife effect with contrasting colors or brighter versions of the colors already down.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brush and Ink

Do we see more in art when we feel we have less control? See this study on control and order.
It's not about art, but I'm curious how it might apply.
(Brush and ink on paper, 2008)

Monday, October 20, 2008

3-D Silhouette

I saw this on a walk up a steep San Francisco hill last week. I was struck by the minimal color palette against the stucco wall. A better camera would have allowed more depth of field, but I ended up liking the effect.

Friday, October 3, 2008


A wordless narrative. Click on the image for a larger view. Do you see an order to the images? What story does it tell? No, this isn't copy from a typical poorly written, Texas BoE-approved textbook. This could fall under many genres: comic book, time-based art, movie stills, simple photography. I'm interested in your reaction. What is the story told here? Is there a story at all? Metaphor? Theme?