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New Series started – Atmosphere

by on Nov.19, 2012, under Atmosphere, Collages

I’m beginning a new series with “Atmosphere” as a lead direction thought. It will mainly deal with abstract shapes and textures blending in with the haze of space around them. I have been cleaning my brushes on Rice Paper as I worked on projects and am now going to tear and cut from them and juxtapose on a series of panels and canvases. This, “Along Coastal Oregon River” is the first finished attempt. There are 4-5 others in different stages.

“Along Coastal Oregon River” – Collage – 12 x 12 inches

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More Collage/Acrylic getting done

by on Nov.19, 2012, under Collages, South Slough Area

Finishing up one last collage from my South Slough series. They have a 10-Minute Hiking Trail and I found the beginning the short trail had many textures and angles.

“South Slough 10-Minute Path Start” – Collage – 16 x 15 inches

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Light & Dark Path – South Slough

by on Aug.19, 2012, under Collages, South Slough Area

Started a new painting for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Pathways Series. It is 24 x 30 inches and a past unsuccessful painting. So far, I have used Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Inks, Papers, Gold Leaf, Brushes, Pencils, Brush Handles, hands, and at the end of the cycle I pressed the disposable palette here-and-there into the painting before tossing the palette. Now, it needs to dry before more layering.

“Into the Light” – Acrylic/Mixed – 24 x 30 inches

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Coos Bay Tidal Channel

by on Jun.10, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, Collages, for Recent Art

I was introduced to some work by English artist, David Tress and saw much of what I have been searching to get the feeling of what I was experiencing in nature. The layering of textures and extending past the picture plane was a huge reminder of how I thought of painting at an earlier age.

To experiment, I took an earlier “water” painting that had frustrated me and did the same scene but stepped further back so the composition and texture would give added strength. I feel this is a breakthrough for me – as I am lining up future works with the learned concepts.

“Coos Bay Tidal Flat” – Acrylic/Papers – 24×30 in.

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Book is Published at Blurb

by on Jan.16, 2012, under 30 Artists 30 Parks, Books, Collages

My first book of local landscape collages is up and available. It has been a fun and adventurous undertaking. You can browse and/or order at Blurb Publishing Online.

My Book - Coos County Playgrounds

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