Angularium, 30x43, acrylic on cradled panels. $600

Angularium, 30x43, acrylic on cradled panels. $600

A cooperative piece with Connie Osgood for the Goop of 7 show called Panel Discussion. It will be at the Naess Gallery at the Paint Spot in Edmonton this July.

 
Homage 2 3. 9x23, acrylic mixed media on three cradled panels.

Homage 2 3. 9x23, acrylic mixed media on three cradled panels.

This is another piece for a Goop of 7 expanded show Panel Discussion. It is an homage to three abstract painters, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollack and Barnett Newman.

 
Duo, acrylic on cradled panel. 5x5. SOLD

Duo, acrylic on cradled panel. 5x5. SOLD

This was a small panel that I had planned for a Panel Discussion piece, but it wasn't working out, so as someone liked it I sold it.

Alone in the Wilderness. 24x30, acrylic, $540.

Alone in the Wilderness. 24x30, acrylic, $540.

The meandering lines reminded me of lost souls wandering in the wilderness. Hope they make it out.

 
X Section, 30x30, stretched and framed with pine boards, $600.

X Section, 30x30, stretched and framed with pine boards, $600.

A cross section of what? Well, in abstract painting the viewer has to participate with the painting. What do you see? Is it a even a cross section? Bones perhaps?

The stretcher/frame concept I borrowed from Jean-Michel Basquiat who used this stretching/framing technique for one of his pieces. It's simple but difficult to pore and control paint on.

 
Molten Silver Leaves, acrylic, 24x30, $540.

Molten Silver Leaves, acrylic, 24x30, $540.

Just the profile of leaves, stems, flowers are visible through the molten silver. Ooooh, shiny!

Swampland, 30x30, acrylic, $600.

Swampland, 30x30, acrylic, $600.

In my previous career I occasionally hiked through this stuff. I am very, very familiar with the sucking feeling of sphagnum of unknown depth beneath your feet, the heat, and, oh the mosquitos.

 
Tendrils, 24x30, acrylic, $540.

Tendrils, 24x30, acrylic, $540.

Green growing things rise from the warm ground, tendrils stretch to the fluffy, white clouds. 

 
The Eternal Battle, acrylic mixed media, 36x36, SOLD

The Eternal Battle, acrylic mixed media, 36x36, SOLD

Life and death, good and evil, Liberal and Conservative. You know, that kind of stuff!

 
The Fence, 24x30, acrylic, $540.

The Fence, 24x30, acrylic, $540.

Well duh! What else was I going to call it? A somewhat more representative painting than I usually do. These split-rail fences are found throughout old farmsteads in Ontario.

 
Will O, acrylic, 24x30, $540.

Will O, acrylic, 24x30, $540.

This is part of my organic/botanic series of plant-like paintings. Sure, it's a willow!

Under the Midnight Sun, 30x30, acrylic mixed media, stretched and framed with pine boards, $600.

Under the Midnight Sun, 30x30, acrylic mixed media, stretched and framed with pine boards, $600.

The midnight sun, black and dripping, grows ... black, squiggly things. Stretched on boards.


Continuing with Panel Discussion pieces for the Goop of 7 show.


Homage 2 2. 24x14. Acrylic on boards. $380

Homage 2 2. 24x14. Acrylic on boards. $380

The second in my "homage" to abstract expressionist artists; Pollack and Albers. For the Goop of 7 Panel Discussion show.

DIY. 24x36 Spray paint, acrylic and mixed media on cradled boards. $600

DIY. 24x36 Spray paint, acrylic and mixed media on cradled boards. $600

I was working on a concept for the Goop of 7 show "Panel Discussion" using various materials on cradled panels when I realized that we had been working in two dimensions and that, being made of wood, the panels could be stacked. This piece is very three dimensional with four layers of panels. The brass and copper components add visual interest and lead the eye around the piece.