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Tagia, Detail, Oil Glazes on Steel, 24″ x 32″, 2013

I am busy preparing for my solo show, Simultaneous Passage, at the Southwest School of Art in July. The exhibition will be on view from July 18th to August 23rd. I had posted some earlier stages of this piece, “Tagia” about 3 posts back. It is built up of many layers of rust, oil and glaze mediums that are brushed on, applied by hand, wiped, scraped, sanded, smeared and gouged. The show will consist of a variety of paintings drawings and prints.

Statement:
Blending scapes of land and sea, Simultaneous Passage, also blurs the lines of process, media, and viewing. The imagery triggers a memory or creates responses to birth a new one. The stories told depict a interpretation of the past. These individual moments take place within our collective memory, whether you are an observer or a creator, making us all somehow participants of the story. Art allows the viewer to become creator using their mind as an extension of the piece viewed. The events live in multiple time frames as they transition their own lifespan of creation, experience and subsequently, memory. 

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s a piece that I’ve been working on for the last year and a half. I decided this morning that I think I’m finally done. Better images to come, the highlights are too washed out here, they don’t show all the colors that are truly there, far to bright on the photograph, but I was too excited to wait to post this. The actual piece is much quieter and more centered in midtones and darks with a few radiant highlights. I was glazing it this morning with Raw Umber, Paynes Gray, and Ultramarine, and it finally achieved the look of being moonlit which I’ve been seeking. When it dries I can get some better shots. Let me know what you think!

It has been a busy year of teaching, working, and enjoying the outdoors of Austin. I’ve been teaching classes for the Austin Museum of Art in Old Masters Painting, Portfolio Prep, Teen Painting and Intro. Encaustic.  Click this link to see a student portfolio  of my teen classes.

Currently, I have a few drawings and paintings which I am working on. They are all long term projects which I’ve been adding layers to bit by bit since the end of 2010; a series of drawings soon to become part of an elaborate encaustic painting on a long sculpted sheet of metal; other drawings soon to be layered in encaustic and glazed over. The details below are from an oil painting I have been building up using old masters techniques for the last 10 months.

Details of a work in progress

 

 

 

Sensing (Scopelogados beani), Encaustic on Steel, 18.5" disc, $650, 2010

This piece will be on view at Atelier6000, in Bend, Oregon from March 1st to the 31st. The exhibition “The Stolen Image” is based around artists that use a transfer techniques in their work. This piece is an encaustic monoprint on steel of one of my recent drawings. If your going to Oregon stop in and check it out!

Medias, Encaustic on Wood, 55″ x 6″, $1400, 2010

The Suffolk Art Center in Suffolk, VA is putting on a show titled Abstracts: Borrowed from Reality with the help from curators Pam Rogers and Trudi Van Dyke. The show will feature a number of artists who recently exhibited at the DC Art Center aswell as 6 of my own works, including the piece above Medias. The show will open on March 9th and run to April 15th.

More good news: my piece Chauliodus sloani was recently purchased at the Torpedo Factory Art Centers Patron Show Auction. My work was on donation and all proceeds go to benefit the Torpedo Factory Art Center in my home town Alexandria, VA! Thanks to those that purchased works and for supporting the arts!