Saturday, September 20, 2014

Small painting sketches

These are sketches I do in the studio with left over paint. Some have many layers of paint, others only a few. I just continue until something happens. I have 15 to 25 of these going at all times.

Self Portraiture Gonewrong

The Place We Want to Be, For Some Reason I Can't figure Out

Taking Orders

Last sit

Proud bunny

Demon on the shore

Madonna and childs

Hang On Buddy, I'll be back in 13 Months, 12 Days

The Crying Rhino

Mistaken ID

 Prancing Like a Refugee

Van Gogh's Chair

Protection Rattle

Didn't Getaway

Live Tree Walking

Campfire That Went Viral

Friday, September 19, 2014

Montreal, Views of the City's Artists

These three small paintings (12 x 12 inches) appeared in an exhibition called Montreal Views of the City at the Beaux-arts des amériques on St. Denis St. in January 2014. My interpretation of the theme was to paint my interpretations of the work of three giants of Quebec art from the 1940s to the 1960s: Although they look nothing like the painters I'm supposedly channeling, I did work as best I could with the colour schemes, styles and methods of the selected artists.They are Paul-Émile Borduas, Guido Molinari and Jean Paul Riopelle. 

My First Borduas

My First Molinari

My First Riopelle