September 5, 2013

FOCUS! New Drawings and Paintings

Here are some pictures from the exhibit for my family and friends that could not make it.  I hope you like the new work. Please feel free to leave any feedback. Enjoy.

June 24, 2012

Most of the work in my studio, as of late, has been drawing. I am investigating this language, that for so many years, has been addressed solely as a means to a painting or a demonstration for students. I decided that for the next few months I am turning to line and value, wanting to explore all the variables and in the process wanting to explore my own pre-conceived ideas as to what drawing is and what it might be (for me). I have yet to find myself pushing outside of my own box but this is a process of exploration without knowing the final outcome. This is both exciting and uncomfortable, as it should be. Anyway, the next few images are some of the more recent drawings.
I want to include some of the process images in order for you, the viewer, to take the journey with me.

Much of the finished product became about the removal of the charcoal. I wanted to explore cross hatching by way of reduction.

June 8, 2012

Last month I participated in a mural project that was happening in downtown New London. I was asked to do the portrait of Eugene O'Neill which was one portrait in a series of 26.  Vinny, president of Hygienic Art, loved my previous portraits Of O'Neill and highly recommend me for that part of the project.

Here are some images of the process and the finished version. I must say, this was a real treat! Working outside in the clear warm air and doing the one thing that I love the most.

The Final Product