new painting – Double-007

This is a gouache and matte acrylic painting on a piece of roughly 43″ x 51″ canvas. Here it is seen outdoors, clamped and chained to a brick wall. It features as its subject(s) the bookend Bonds… that is, the first actor (Sean Connery) and the most recent actor (Daniel Craig) to play the iconic character on film. Making a sort of past vs. present combination of the two Bonds.

The above photo of the painting is cropped and was shot indoors. The piece of canvas it’s on is a little irregularly shaped. When I started the painting it was the last piece of decent sized canvas that I had. I also had no idea what I was going to paint on it.

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Quote of the Month – October 2020

Happy Halloween! This month’s quote has nothing to do with Halloween but is a good one nonetheless.

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Quote of the Month – September 2020

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Quote of the Month – August 2020

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Quote of the Month – July 2020

This month’s quote, along with the shoe sketch above, comes from Andy Warhol. This is one of my all-time favorite quotes.

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new resin painting- “Kalanchoe”

resin painting 1a

This is another new resin painting.  It is 26″ x 11.25″ x 1″ and is titled “Kalanchoe”.  It has multiple layers of resin, a paper towel with some acrylic paint in it and some gouache.

resin painting 1b

The gouache paint consists of 4 colors which are on separate layers of resin.  Below are a couple of detail shots.

resin painting 1c

resin painting 1d

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new resin painting- “Feathers”

resin painting 2a

This is a multi-layered multi-media resin painting.  17″ x 11.25″ x 1″.  It consists of a paper towel with acrylic paint, ink, felt-tipped pen, oil paint marker and water based marker encased in clear resin.

resin painting 2b

The title of this piece is “Feathers” and is based on a few of Aesop’s fables.

resin painting 2c

Here is a detail shot.  I like how the paper towel has a hexagonal pattern that shows through in some areas.   You can also see some stray bubbles here and there.

resin painting 2d

I photographed this piece a few ways.  The above photo was taken outside under a bright sun.

resin painting 2e

This one (above) and the next one (below) were taken in a dark room with the resin resting on a light box.

resin painting 2f

A detail shot.

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a self portrait

AC SelfPortrait Milano

This is a self portrait I painted while living in Milan.  It’s a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal and a little white chalk on a small piece of cardboard packaging.  I think it has a couple of things going for it.  Firstly, it is a lesson in economy of brush strokes.  In the painting, I’m giving the viewer just enough information about the subject (me).  The viewer’s brain has to fill in the blanks and complete the picture.  Also, in a painting this small especially, it is important not to waste any strokes.  Secondly, I think there is a good sense of proportion and picture framing:  everything is in it’s right place.  I had few supplies on hand at the time so I had to make the best with what I had.

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Quote of the Month – June 2020

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oil sketch: James Bond montage

JamesBond oil sketch

This is a sketch I painted in oil on a large piece of canvas.  It is composed of all 6 iterations of James Bond.

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