Friday, August 31, 2012


Framed and ready to hang in my show/sale.
I find when I say "I experiment", I do not stray far from my figurative approach to painting. I tend to add bits and pieces to something I know how to do. Experimenter? Perhaps calling me a Incremental experimenter would be closer to the mark.

 8 x 8.5 in. Mixed media.

8 x 8.5 in. Mixed media.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The last letter (Z). The last pose.

UPDATE, Aug 28:
For the last two months I've been painting the alphabet in sign language on these small 5x7 masonite boards. Tonight I finished the paintings with the letter "Z" (how appropriate). I feel happy but I still have a few more steps to call this project complete. I'll be compiling all 26 hands into a larger painting and then painting the individual letters to the matching hands. I see the light!

I see the light. But there's a bit of work yet to be done after I finish the last letter.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Work in progress… the letter J

I could see the light. Here's the second last letter of the alphabet I have to paint. It's the letter "J" that involves motion to describe the letter. I've painted the start and end points, not I just have to paint the transitional pose.

I've also realized as I progress with this particular project, I'm loosening up and I could definitely tell which hands were painted at the start of this project and which ones were more recent.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More works in progress

Just abut finished the painting on the left. A few shadows to add and some hi lites. The hands are almost done. @ more more hands to go, but in actuality that means 6 more paintings. After I get the hands done, I'll be assembling them into a larger piece and then I'll paint the corresponding letters.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

More works in progress

A progression detail of the letter "Y". I have a few more details to add to this image but it's pretty much done. This makes 20 letters. Almost there!

19 letters at this point. Some more dry than others but all awaiting compiling into a larger image. The final step will be to paint the letter to the corresponding hand.