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15 February 2012

I've never been prolific, but...

...that may be changing!

This is the first layer of oil paints on a new painting, a continuation of the "theme" of the "lace-web spinning" spiders. (The first layer of paint applied was the blue of the sky, painted using airbrushed acrylics.)

The spider is going to be shown "ballooning", something spiders actually do (but mostly when they're newly hatched). To leave their nest (and get away from hundreds of hungry siblings) spiderlings let out a strand of silk that catches the wind, and they're off. Spiders have been carried thousdands of feet into the air, and may travel for hundreds of miles before landing...

I've actually completed three paintings so far in 2012, and this will be the fourth. I hope to have two more pieces done before the March 2nd opening of my (ongoing) show at APEX.

And it's only February.

05 February 2012

Grey on Grey, detail...

And, the hits just keep on coming!

I have another new painting in the show at APEX, this one was started and finished over the past two weeks. I haven't completed an entire painting in such a short span of time in a while--

--and it definitely feels good!

This was done in two layers, with no preliminary drawing whatsoever.

Grey on Grey
Oils on wood panel
10x30 inches

I exhibited this piece along with two others painted on panels of the same size (10 x 30 inches, displayed vertically). They looked great, and I plan to make at least three more panels this size, and try to create a "set" of paintings on theses, rather than three different paintings, which is what the current three are...

White Widow Complete!

White Widow, 2012
Oils and airbrushed oils on aluminum panel
24 x 36 inches