Abstract Acrylics, Paper Collages, Graphite Drawings

 

Sometimes I only want to express colors, textures, or an overall impression that I find in nature. I enjoy making abstracts with torn paper or paint applied with a variety of tools - roller, palette knife, scraps of paper, pieces of thread, and natural objects. This allows me to put together pieces that incorporate the natural tendencies and unpredictability of these materials. The result is sometimes a nice surprise. 

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Deep Blue Sea

Acrylic 10 x 10

(sold)

Caring

Acrylic   12x12

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Thinking About It

Acrylic  10x10

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Hardangervidda

Acrylic  10x10

(NFS)

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These are paper collages bonded with acrylic media. Clockwise from top left:

Upturned Stump (12 x 16)

Underneath (16 x 12)

Geography (12 x 16)

Floating (12 x 16)

Truro (10 x 10)

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Like other artists, I use sketching and drawing as tools to develop compositions and painting ideas, but I also enjoy drawing for its own sake. Painting is exciting; drawing, for me, is soothing. Working through the fine details possible with graphite or ink can, at times, be a meditation.

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Winter Treetops

6.5 x 15.5 "

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Dan's Rope

7.5 x 9.5 "

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Onions

7.5 x 9.5 "

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Winter Light

7.5 x 9.5 "

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Stone Wall

7.5 x 10" "

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Remains of the Day

10.5 x 14 "