Thursday, December 15, 2011
"Avis Angelus: Tondo"
Acrylic, ink, oil, gold leaf on wood panel, 18” across
I painted this on a round 18" wood panel. First I stained the wood to accentuate it's beautiful grain, and then pressed some large inkblots across the surface. After that, I worked to find images in the random patterns that had been created. The gold sun is a small knot in the wood.
This is a fascinating, meditative process to me, and one that I picked up from Max Ernst via Leonardo Da Vinci.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Rockscape II (16" x 20" Acrylic, Oil, Marble Dust on Wood Panel)
I had a grand time building up these textures with marble powder. It's a departure from a lot of what I do, but I love and miss the massive rocks from the Western deserts where I grew up.
Friday, December 9, 2011
half out of leafage
As though they would shriek,
Like things smothered by their own
Green, mindless, unkillable ghosts.