While digging out the Christmas decorations this year, I came across a collage series I made in college that illustrated three varied collections of poetry. Some of you Syracuse alums may recognize the assignment. Although I can’t recall the poem that was my inspiration, I still enjoy the images and am happy to share one of them with you now. Look for the remaining two in the series sometime in 2008!
This holiday season I have been selected to take part in the New York Academy of Art
Alumni Association Holiday 2007 Exhibition. The small painting above, along with another, will be on display at Merge 360 through December 23rd.
This image, from our Kaaterskill High Peak hike, depicts another view from Hurricane Ledge. This time we’re looking south west towards the range of mountains that create the Devil’s Path hiking trail. Click on the image above to see a larger view and read the extended entry to see the graphite sketch prior to adding watercolor.
Several weeks ago I began taking a lithography class at the Manhattan Graphics Center. This image is my first lithograph ever. I am pleased with it. I consider it an experiment in which I got to know the materials, the crayons, the pencils, the metal plates involved with the process. My next experiment? Liquid Tusche.
Recently Corrie and I climbed Kaaterskill High Peak. The day was gorgeous and the hike was exciting, with steep sections, several scrambles, and two plane wrecks! Although the actual summit is wooded, wonderful views can be seen from Hurricane Ledge on the south side. This watercolor sketch depicts the view looking southeast over Platte Clove and towards the Hudson River. More images from our hike can be seen here.
Recently Corrie and I were able to visit my brother Danny in New Hampshire. We met his new dog, saw my painting from a previous post, and went for a hike. This watercolor sketch is of the view from Danny’s home on Squam Lake. All of the photos from our brief but fun-filled trip can be seen here.
This is a casein sketch of another potential painting based on a photograph taken by Jen Judge and torn from Outside magazine. My intention with this image along with the ones from a previous post is to eventually lose recognition of the source image, creating a final image that is more abstract and pattern oriented. Inspiration for this experiment can be found in the images of Shawn Dulaney or Kevin Kearns.
Currently I have three of these images down on oil primed wood panels. Once their under layers are dry I intend on going at them with sandpaper, glazes, scumbles, whatever seems interesting. Results may vary.
Several recent photographs in the New York Times truly entranced me. For some time now I have been thinking about creating some paintings that are more pattern oriented than usual. Something similar to the White Mountain Blues painting but perhaps even more abstract. These small casein sketches are my first step in that direction. Thanks to Kevin Moloney for the inspirational photographs.