I love mixing many materials, be it paper, cardboard or fabric. Building up layers of texture, and interest while always keeping in harmony with the colors that are brought in to enhance. The pallet may change, either bright, dark or light… but the foundation stays the same; however, the end result can be very different.
I can start a painting with a preconceived idea, but once I start to add materials, the painting starts to come to life, directing me on which way to go.
I hope you enjoy the show!”
|“The frames on these paintings are more than just that… they’re made from reclaimed century old Western Red Cedar. Each frame was constructed to become part of the art, to enhance and embrace the piece… never to be separated.”
Part of the Blank-McEldowney Collection
|“The foundation of these paintings were the loose, and random brush strokes of black. Not letting my eye direct the pattern I let my hand do all the work from feel. From that by letting the pattern come through I add layers of acrylic washes allowing the colors to blend and mix, creating shape and form.”|
|“Japanese Raku Pottery was the inspiration behind these paintings. I’ve always been attracted to the varied rough-hewn textures, contrasting colors of dark and light, along with mixing hints of metallic and shine.”
Simple… yet busy.
|“Although I’ve painted traditional landscapes, I really enjoy creating these mix media paintings that remind me of the many fields you see while driving in lower Michigan. The distant shapes, details blurred, but yet enhanced by the colors and textures.”|