Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2011 Still Life



Still Life #60 40" sq. gouache on w/c paper

This piece is the second still life I have done as a 40" square. The first one I kept the grid at 2", but really didn't like the outcome. This piece, the grid is 4" and I like it much better. In painting there are so many elements to deal with; size, form, shape, texture, value, color, intensity.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feburary 4, 2011 Still Life



Still Life #53 24"x24" gouache on oriental paper

In this still life the colors are orange and turquoise blue. The gradation is from bright to dull, or intensity.


I am thinking about art as the visual language and silence or "still life." The desire of the artist is communication, but it is a different communication, one without words or sounds. Ideas are expressed visually and the viewer is allowed to have their own thoughts based on what is before him. Sometimes the viewer forgets the painting is expressing ideas in the form of elements and principles of design. Emotions are expressed through color.