Monday, February 16, 2009


After teaching several lessons on Richard Diebenkorn's style it was impossible to resist a little experimentation. Typical of his work is the high horizon and block sections of land. The resulting work incorporates some of the style of my Ideal Destinations series (bright colors and simplified shapes) along with a heavily textured surface.
Modeling paste is scraped across the surface and the acrylic paint is applied in washes, saturated coats and with a palette knife to create additional texture.
None of these pieces are finished and I am still trying different surfaces for the adhesion of the modeling paste. These pieces are all on canvas panel and I want to work on stretched canvas, so I must try the flexible modeling paste.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Four Elements Series

beginnings, 2009
block print over watercolor

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Four Elements Series

This is my submission for the theme of "Earth" in the Four Ocean Press Four Elements print exchange.

Terra, 2008
block print over watercolor