Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Evening

The National Christmas Tree spent the Thanksgiving Holiday in downtown Dahlonega this Year, on the town square where local residents could go by and sign the banners and see a glimpse of the top of the tree. It was being shipped by a local trucking company was the main reason for this stop-over.

The National Tree on the Square

Signatures on the Banners

The Dahlonega Square, Thanksgiving Evening 2010

The Dahlonega Square, Thanksgiving Evening 2010

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope for a happy Thanksgiving for all, whatever your situation, may you have a day of respite and reflection.

Jess and Mom, Charcoal on Paper, 8" x10"


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Tempera Painting

Here is a recent painting that I completed for an exhibition submission. It is tempera (poster paint) on a paper panel; paper on chipboard mounted on a luan panel. The painting turned out well but it really doesn't do anything for me, I just can't get excited about it. It's part of my attempt at a type of romanticism. This one with a more Southern flavor. The subject is a cotton mill, one of many that dot the South. From a photo, circa 1943, maybe a little earlier, maybe a little later. The one on the right is my mom. Check the purse and shoes.

Black and white photo, c. 1943

Cotton Mill Girls, Tempera on Panel, 18" x 24"

I always like the architecture of the old mills, the rows of windows. There were always plenty of railroad tracks around and I remember when I was a young child, not the old child I am now, the steam locomotives switching cars around the mill.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sprayed Work

I have here a small sprayed work that I did last year (I think I posted it) but, I have enhanced it for submission for an exhibition. My thanks to Martha Miller for a link to the work of Tim Clorius, his graffiti work and murals are beautiful.

David Smith with sculpture

Sprayed painting by David Smith.

Copper Hill to Nepal, Spray and brushwork, 11" x 14"

I like graffiti type work but it has gotten a bit long in the tooth to me. I became interested in sprayed work because of the work of sculptor David Smith. I fell in love with the negative spaces of the sprayed stencil work. I also like the airbrush work of Audrey Flack and Chuck Close.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Recent Work

This is a recent piece of work that I created for an exhibition opportunity. I haven't posted for a while so I'm not going to write at length but, I will add more later.

Night Game in Waycross, Krylon on mounted paper, 22" x30"