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This is a new extension of the previous series. Sage-like wisdom, financial advice, and pastoral landscapes collide.
Faultlines of a Saint: Financial Advice, 24" x 32.5" x 2.5", oil on panel.
Keywords: portrait, sage, saint, text on painting, Contemporary Painting, financial advice, irony, landscape
Oil on Copper with image transfer
Faultlines of a Saint: Six Hands, After Patinir
Very excited to announce another Faultlines of a Saint piece was awarded the Best of Show 1st place. This show was curated and awarded by LA Art Critic Mat Gleason. Check out the link below:
Review on EasyReader News:
This new piece was somehow created amidst moving to another state.
"Totem", oil on brass, 23" x 20" x 3".
In this work, I wanted to create an ambiguous image of figures (men) either pulling each other down or possibly hold another up to create a totem or something bigger than themselves. It was created with strong references to religious visual narratives
I will be teaching a concept development workshop for mixed media at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, AZ. November 14 - 16th.
Friday 6pm - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm
11/14/14 - 11/16/14
I will review concepts in contemporary art and guide you through exercises to help build a strong concept in your art. Register below:
Flying Abbey has a piece in the juried show, "Fresh" at the South Bay Contemporary gallery. Opening November 8th - December 28th and juried by LA Art Critic Mat Gleason. Join Mat for a curator's walk through November 23rd from 2 - 4 pm. Very excited to show alongside these artists.
Three new pieces coming into the world on the glorious copper surface...
Grace Under Pressure. Oil on copper sheet mounted to wood panel, 13" x 9".
This marks a new body of work. I am lucky to have inspiration for this one. This started as an experiment on copper sheet. I wanted to work with the oil medium with a more aqueous approach and started to experiment with diluting the pigment with turpentine. This process, oil pouring, requires a certain "controlled chaos" approach. I found that I really had to work with the medium when and how it wanted to work. I ordered more copper sheets and can't wait to started poring my layers!
This was a wonderful subject and client to work with. I was fortunate to have 2 cats with strong personalities set against the backdrop of Moscow. One was described as the Proletariat, while the other was Bourgeoisie through and through.
24" x 24" oil on panel.
This was a wonderful and fun session with a witty and expressive woman. Lilly has hair which has a personality of it's own. I found it fitting to let the hair and her expression meld into it's own narrative. This will be the first painting which requires regular feeding!
This has been a fun experience. We've worked with individuals whose personalities alluded to something more than the traditional portrait setting. Check out the images below!