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Sunday, September 11, 2011
I feel like San Francisco had record days of fog this summer. For me that means I got to paint extended hours in the greenhouse studio with out over heating. I have never been happier, working into the afternoon hours, and having plenty of time to work on the FALL LINE UP!!!
Opening September 30, 2011
Thea Schrack and Robin Denevan
This is a new body of work, that I'm calling "time rushing by", 2x4 feet, panoramic, that I so love, all with a water theme. The meeting of photography and encaustic paint in an abstract manner, the ambiguity, so like life.
October 15, 2011
Art From Within Bernal Heights
I will NOT be showing at Hunters Point Open Studios (so don't miss the Bernal show above) October 29th and 30th. As always, many other fine studios will be open so please attend.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
San Francisco is hosting 3 art fairs in May. This new work, along with a number of encaustic paintings will be represented at artMRKT with Linda Fairchild Contemporary Art, booth #221. If your interested in going to all the venues here is the low down on each fair at SquareCylinder. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Revisiting the Sandhill Crane migration in Nebraska, March 2010. The photos were disappointing compared to the actual experience. I had to step away from the work, until winter is upon us again and I think of those flocks. It was the most spiritual experience I have ever had on the job, maybe ever, with a camera around my neck, frozen, sleep deprived. Adversity goes along ways in expanding ones experience. Now a year later I can still here their call!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I’m posting photos from a winter foray because the recent painting are “undone and burned”! But look what I gleamed this year as a photographer, attempting to become an encaustic painter:
Big is better.
I what to do more painting, then scraping, which is a drag, all that removal only severs me as a correction to failures, if that.
Abstracts appear to be the easy way out, but in reality it’s just the opposite.
It’s ok to paint from a reference photo, especially one of your own.
Subject matter and technique are twin evils to wrestle with daily, content is still in the wings.
What looks good today might not tomorrow and vice versa.
The act of going out “shooting” will always have a huge “fun” factor in it, a thrill that’s hard to find in a static studio.
I love the torch, playing with fire feels so risky.
Still hate acrylic.
Tempted by oil, but would miss the torch.
Happy Two Thousand Eleven!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Is the journey to abstraction through a realistic door? Are all those Hubble space shots REAL? Spirial galaxy M74 is my fav and the inspiration to this new direction. This beautiful mystery is suddenly seductive to me and I want to somehow paint this reaction. Not a literal galaxy but something expansive and alive. I’m still working towards it. Stages of an internal evolution to abstraction……
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Abstract: I think I’m slowly getting what I like about this, the way of painting, the letting go of something already known. There was a tremendous space that happened when I was working on this piece, where nothing mattered, it didn’t need to turn into “something”. As a friend said “you have crossed over”. Maybe success is not being able to label it, a tittle seams irrelevant.
Next week: International Encaustic Artists Conference in SF. The event is a sell out, numerous lectures, studio tours, book signings. Our Key Note speaker is Christel Dillbohner, whose work I have followed and admired for years.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Dose the vision of yourself as an artist equal the work your doing? I’ve been thinking about this a lot as of late, as I progress (regress) more and more towards painting. I spend countless hours awake at night redefining my work, where I think I want it to go, what technique would better serve a particular problem, then the next day do something totally different. My current vision/dream is large abstracts but the photographer in me keeps screaming, and wants to do small representational work. I’ve got 7 series, going on 8 started all to want end? Partly I hope it will all incarnate into a unified whole somehow, a new “style”. I believe I better understand van Gogh’s frustrations, on many levels. Ah, ha maybe if I start thinking of myself as a strictly representational painter those abstracts will come forth! So, how dose your artistic vision translate itself on the canvas?