New Year has come and gone and I have continued my Miles Davis series and started another new series. I have a solo show coming up in June at the Daffodil Gallery, titled "Miles does Miles". All of the paintings will be titled after tunes played by Miles Davis, the greatest jazz musician ever. His experimentation and development of jazz styles has been unsurpassed, and his music never fails to amaze and energize me. I listen solely to jazz music when painting. The other series is due to an ad hoc group of abstract artists that we have taken to calling the Goop of Seven. We have been creating pieces with new, acrylic media that lends itself to very loose, even goopy, stylings. Hence the name. Stay tuned for our first group show!


In my kilt at the Night of Artists show.

In my kilt at the Night of Artists show.


NEW SERIES

This new series is being done with a loose association of largely abstract artists, called the Goop of Seven. The works are mostly abstracted landscapes inspired by various artists with, or associated with, the Group of Seven, and done with new acrylic media that lends itself well to very loose, almost goopy, effects. My first in the series, was inspired by the iconic "The Tangled Garden" by J.E.H. McDonald. Many others are inspired by Lawren Harris and Tom Thomson.

I took a short break from landscape inspired paintings to give my imagination more rein and to see what our new acrylic tools could do.