Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, April 17, 2011
First Light, painted in copper and greys, was started as our very delayed spring arrived. The light changed quickly with the vernal equinox and so did the painting. By turning it and painting into it from different sides the palette loosened and brought it closure in a way I could not have anticipated. Spring was beautuful. Tomorrow it is off to a show in Newfane, Vermont.
This is one of two paintings painted almost simultaneously. By that I mean the 2nd painting was in my mind as a counterpoint to this one and was begun almost the day that this one, Resolution, was finished. The title has little to do with literal resolving or ending. Rather it is what the painting speaks to: disparate elements that co mingle, stretch and relax with each other. Resolution. Dissolution. Like many of the other works that you can see on my web site, this one had perhaps two thirds of it taken out and scraped down to a more spare, essential work.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
When this pot emerged from the kiln, it seemed as if I had seen it's surface before in a deep, water carved pool or under water with small pebbles scattered on the sand. Before the kiln, there is no precise way of knowing what the result will be so the expression begins before the fire, without really seeing but sensing. There are more like this here.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
The rough surface of Right Intention was built up over two seasons, through fall into winter. The first pentimento was overwhelmingly autumnal; the vivid colors and patterns over rode the subltler qualities I was attempting to develop. This final piece, probably the fourth layer, was completed during the coldest stretch of winter that I can remember. Despite the physical cold that surrounded me in the studio, there is a paradoxical cool warmth in the final version. You can find more information here.