Twilight

This is a Folk Art painting with very dark areas and a bright sunshine coming in from the right with strong shadows going across the painting.  You can follow the country road going past the white barn and house then the red barn on the left and the edge of the dark lake on the right.  The road travels far into the distance past rolls of hay and into the low hills in the background.   If you look closely you can see the effect of the tinting both in the foreground and the background of this primitive style painting. Be sure to click on the painting to see my other primitive, country and folk art prints.

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Mechanics

This is a fun abstract painting that has both a strong left to right flow and an intermittent vertical movement.  A blue slate background with energetic black lines moving vertically with turns and lines give it a strong, lively feeling.  The vibrant greens create the left to right dynamism and the red hues help to separate the two ideas.  As in most of my work, you will find plenty of tinted colors and layers of painting with a lot of brush work on the surface to control the movement and help the eye travel the width and breadth of the painting.  The strength of the lines and the shapes give it the mechanical feeling and power. 

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Child’s Play

We have 5 grandchildren, and they have all had crayons, pencils, brushes and paints in their hands.  I love to watch kids drawing and being creative.  If you leave them alone, they seem to find ways of doing things you would never think of.  They can be very creative and do some wonderful things with lines and color.  So this is what inspired me when working on this abstract painting.  I left almost the entire background in a one flesh colored tint, and filled the foreground with vibrant greens, deep golds and bright whites. I used black drippings to add a threadlike detail.

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Carnival

This drip art painting is one of the most vibrant abstract works I have ever done.  Symbols from everything and the crashing blues and beiges seem to hold together well.  Like a carnival, it has a mix of activity and color with ideas from all around the world.   I used drip and spray with some layering and tinting, but lots of brush work to control areas of color and space.

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Valley Lookout

This primitive artwork idealizes a place where you can look out over the valley with the country life below:  Black  and white buildings with a garden on the right and the planted fields on the left, a rocky hill leading down and a hint of a lake in the distance- a quiet still place in the country. This is one of my early barn paintings and the image has been doing well for years.

 

 

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Tidal

This is a very strong painting with a slate colored background.   Lots of tints and layering of yellows, reds, greys, and just a little tint of blue mingle with this dark mass across the canvas. Bits of white and black splash around and through the large image.   Reds and yellow painted in  added with oil pastels create a  rough texture over the entire canvas.

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Golden Horizon

This primitive art painting is an impression of a beautiful Mid-Western landscape.  The simple lines and minimalist quality of this painting make it one of my best selling prints. The texture of the watercolor paper creates a beautiful scene that enhances the contrast and bold colors.  The tinting is clean and creates a soft, almost watercolor look to this painting. The overall affect is of a peaceful, golden time when things were simpler.

 

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Red Wing

My effort here was to create as much movement in this drip art painting as I could.  I wanted the paint to move around the canvas, falling off the edges but keeping the movement even after going off the edges.  The whites and reds break the movement but not enough to stop it, and green creates a center background that helps the painting balance.  Bits of yellow throughout this abstract painting are just enough to help the motion in a jetting way. It was inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock. I like it.  I hope you do, too.

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Puzzle 3

This is a good example of different techniques combined in one abstract painting.  The canvas was prepared with a strong layer of gesso.  The end of a brush and other blunt tools were used to create a gold and green pattern on the first surface.  Next, colors covered the gesso and a tint was laid over the different colors.  There is a lot of brush work and dripping and splashing, Jackson Pollack style, on this painting.  After drying, I used more tinting and brush work, and then repeated the same process again with different bright colors and tints.  The final layer involved more brush work and dripping and splashing some bright white and dark blacks, reds and bright yellow for highlighting.  Look closely and you can see the patterns underneath everything in the gesso.

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Particles


I enjoy reading about quantum physics, the size of things, entanglement, and other ideas about the universe and space.  I have done a series of drip art paintings with this motif and am still working on more of them. Some people see a lot of Jackson Pollack in this work, but the paintings are really a lot different from Pollack’s work. I have studied his work and love it and feel honored that anyone would feel that way. But the effort here is to give a more dimensional look to the canvas by using a base color or colors, then adding some work to the canvas with dripping, splashing and brush work.  That creates a gray background surface for tinting.   Then, after drying, I work the canvas again and again adding blues, yellows, reds and blacks.  The last layer is always brighter and clearer than the one before it. If you look closely at these abstract paintings you can detect the layers under the surface and it reveals some of the technique involved.

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The Process