Friday, October 25, 2013

New Home for Art

 It's been over a month since I've posted anything new (other than sketches) on this blog.  I've been busy while happily creating what I'm sharing tonight.  The largest painting required ordering new supplies (heavy canvas and stretcher braces), constructing stretchers with notched cross braces and stretching the canvas.  I must admit, I really do enjoy the process and Zen-like aspects of preparing my own substrates.  The next most wonderful joy of all this was knowing that my clients gave me freedom of expression with their only criteria being: "make them totally non-objective and use 'these' colors".  Well that was like saying here's the key to the universe, now go and have some fun!  So, I set about my adventure at hand and joyfully created!  The paintings were delivered and hung today with exuberant exclamations of pleasure from one of their owners (this would be the wife as the husband was on an airplane returning from New York).  So, in this exquisitely and lovingly refined older Southern home these two paintings have come to rest; or maybe perform! (click on images to enlarge)

As placed in Foyer:


elements contract
light and mass unite in form
pristine beginnings

Acrylic on Canvas
58" X 58"



As placed in Music Room:


this sound from within
mystifying melody
alluring fable

Acrylic on Canvas
36"X 36"



  1. These are wonderful and perfect in their surroundings! I know the owners are happy.

    1. Thanks, Hallie! and thanks for commenting.

  2. Hi Steven,
    Wow! Well Done! Congratulations on two spectacular paintings, and perhaps, best of all, they've found a home! Seems the power and tranquility of Zen are working some special magic for you.
    It's really nice to see the paintings hanging in their home. Gives perspective and impact and makes them real.
    Have a good day tomorrow.

    1. Hi Gary
      Sorry to be so long in replying. Just now realized that I had not been allowing comments properly. So much for learning these limited computer skills of mine in a very slow way.
      I really enjoyed creating these two paintings. The muse does seem to be Zen-like at times. Like many other painters, I get lost in what I am doing and enter a state of mind where time has no meaning and where the handling of pigments, brushes, canvas and mediums is just an automatic and easy process without stress or conscious laboring.
      Thanks for visiting!