This painting is based on a photograph of some crystalline concoction of various chemicals.
Four new paintings
These little 5″x 7″ paintings are what I would call representational abstractions based on the stuff of life seen under a microscope. I love knowing how things are made and how they look, and often I best understand how something is made by painting it. Microphotography allows me to see the tiny things that make up the world. These paintings are not strict copies, but are based on microphotographs of stuff like soap film, chemicals, silica and other crystals and crystalline structures.
Painting based on patterns seen in soap film:
Painting based on patterns seen in silica glass:
Painting based on patterns seen in caffeine crystals:
3 Replies to “New Paintings: It’s a Small World”
My favs are Chemical Valley and Strung Out; the former because of the composition, the latter because of the delicacy of the brush. I am having fun doing small paintings too. Learning glazes now on my latest work. I'll publish a copy on FB when it's done.
I love what you are doing with your horses, and that picture of yourself with glitter. Look forward to seeing more.
Hi Marilyn, thanks for the ping. I like your stuff. Makes me think a bit of Miro, whom I love. I'm adding a link to your blog.