"Little Gratitude" 4x4 paintings.
These two paintings are in the same style of my "Jeweled Forest " series but I've been exploring a warm gold / bronze palette.
My Featured Artist Exhibition "Jeweled Forest" is up at Parklane Gallery! The show will run through the month of July and I'm really excited to display this new body of work. It's a departure from the White Tree series in that I'm using a much bolder, brighter palette for these playful pieces, rendered in a style that is much flatter and more graphic than restful sceneries. This work was a joy to create; each piece felt like playtime with paints! I am looking forward to working further in this new style.
July is getting closer and the body of work that I'm doing to prepare for my Featured Artist Exhibition at Parkelane Gallery is progressing! Here are a couple of sketches... these are being done as 18x60" paintings... by far the largest that I've painted in the past. I'm learning a lot; in a couple weeks I'll post a few of the finished pieces.
Just returned from a workshop with Bob Burridge, down at his studio in California. A full 4 days with an undraped (and sometimes costumed) model, I experimented with a bright palette, collage and a loose abstract figurative painting style. Bob was, as always, very inspirational and supportive and I highly recommend his classes or workshops to any artist, whether working in traditional or contemporary styles. The works I'm showing here are not finished, but are just a few of pieces coming out of the studio which I'll now finish up in the next few weeks (honestly, probably after I'm done preparing for my July show!)
Happy April! I'm currently working on my new series in preparation for a Featured Artist Show that I'm having at Parklane Gallery in July. This series, which I'm calling "Red Forest" is quite different from my White Trees. In terms of color palette, they are much more vibrant and bright than the subdued blues and greens of forest scenes. These are much more graphic as well, and more 'planned' than the white trees which take shape by themselves in a more organic way as the paintings progress. Right now I'm really having fun, so I'll keep you posted as I continue to further develop this style.
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