I started this one a while back; I may continue to work on it some more. I’m not really happy with the colors just yet.
I worked on this one and did the two below while at The Vortex last weekend for the East Austin Studio Tour. Come watch me work on more little pieces this weekend, and maybe buy one or two. These are $50.00 each, and I have about 40 little works on paper like this, plus some sketches for less and larger paintings for more. 🙂 Also, if there’s any painting of mine you’d like to see in person while visiting The Vortex, let me know which one, so I can bring it with me. I hope to see you there!
I haven’t posted much new work so far this year (!), but here are seven of my most recent paintings on canvas (on 1.5″ gallery-wrap canvas, with painted edges, to be exact).
The first one, “Be Bop a Re Bop,” was probably done in April. I painted out everything that didn’t belong.
The second painting shown here was even more of an exploration of painting materials and techniques, and the painting came before the title (which is almost always the way I work). The title for it, “Running Pops,” was inspired by a wild type of passion flower that volunteered in our backyard this summer; a flower that grew like crazy over other plants. Hanging from the vines were dozens of wonderful little round buds that eventually became either flowers or red fruit, and they look a lot like these shapes.
This painting is still in progress, though it is unlikely to change dramatically.
This painting is also still in progress; it now has a new title.
Now with a new title, I love what’s happening in this space.
I still have a few more in progress. If I finish them in time, I’ll have them with me at EAST over the next 2 weekends, as well as nearly 40-50 small paintings and works on paper. Join me and nine other Cherrywood artists at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Sat & Sun, 11am – 6pm. The Vortex is also planning lots of fun events for children and adults. Check out the schedule, map, etc. on the Vortex website.
I have quite a few new paintings and sketches to post. Today I’m posting some more small painting-sketches. These could be considered studies for future larger works, but they are also (usually) little paintings or drawings in and of themselves.
The painting above is a further study into the basic organic forms I have been working with.