Sometimes I sit and contemplate what I should say about my paintings. Sometimes that’s not the right approach. It’s good to just let the paintings do the talking themselves every now and then.
The gallery produced a really fantastic catalog for my upcoming show. Seeing the paintings printed is a different experience than viewing images on the web. It’s more tactile and crisp. The gallery will mail them throughout the United States & Canada. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-916-736-1429 for details.
The book publisher Iperborea in Milan, Italy, is using one of my paintings for the cover of their 2010 catalog. Again, it is an honor to have them select another image of mine, they used one before for the cover of another book. Very nice design, they pulled the vibrant, bright green from the bottle and wrapped it around the entire book.
The gallery has produced a poster for my just-around-the-corner solo exhibition (June 5 – July 2). If you are interested, the posters are $25 and ship rolled. Contact the gallery at email@example.com or 1-916-736-1429 for details. The same image is also in the June issue of American Art Collector magazine.
You can say so much with so little. I don’t mind the dense, thick imagery in the still life and interior paintings of the masters from centuries past. There is so much to learn and understand in those paintings. For me, living in today’s world, I’m experimenting with simpler images, with a simpler narrative. We live in such a media and image crazy culture, so I’m giving a quiet message with my work. There’s enough screaming and yelling going on elsewhere. Painting is a respite from it all.
Threes. It’s something that happened without any real consideration or conscious decisions. Over the last year or so, I started painting horizontal compositions. Perhaps because they are “read” from left to right, as the titles suggest, moving your view across the surface of the painting. Whatever the case is, I like the rhythm it creates.
Is anyone else aware of how close June is?
I have a couple dozen paintings that I have been looking forward to sharing. I keep the compositions as simple as possible with a heavy emphasis on rectangle, square and triangle designs. I find them so relaxing and easy to absorb. As per usual, I have kept the palette to a minimum, focusing on warm golden tones found in the pages of the books. In many of the upcoming paintings I have added small accents of color in reds, blues and green.
I am thrilled to announce that I am featured in May/June 2010 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine’s “Three to Watch” section. Find it on news stands or check out the PDF here. It really is an honor to see ones work in the pages of such a fantastic magazine.
Over the next few weeks I will share many of the paintings I have been working on for the last several months for my solo show running from June 5 – July 2 at the Elliott Fouts Gallery, in Sacramento, California.