2013 Gallery


My work in 2013 focused mainly on two emerging styles that I have been developing for years. In 2013, I don't really have names for these styles yet, but I will eventually put on my marketing hat and come up with some snazzy names.

For lack of a better term, one style involves the use of shaded shapes to build the picture. Right now, I am mainly playing with geometric shapes with this style, mainly circles and rectangles, and exploring how different color combinations work together to build the painting. What fascinates me most about this style is the depth that can be imparted into the painting with this approach. The depth effect does not occur for all color combinations, though, so the style development marches on.

My other style combines highly organized grids coupled with various shading motifs. I have used this approach for quite a long time, and have long been fascinated with how complex images can arise from simple collections of straight lines. In this works, that core concept is coupled with minute color gradations that result in an effect very difficult to catch on camera. Unfortunately, not all color combinations work well in this approach, which is why the study of this style continues. I typically use splatter painting as a way to ice these works, adding a layer of random on top of a highly organized surface.

I expect that the next year or two will be spent in completing more studies of these styles, developing a better feel for how different color combinations blend together, and producing mainly abstract pieces. I do have plans beyond that, though....


Bronze Symmetry 2, 24" x 36"


Ring of Fire, 48" x 72"


Fire Swirl, 24" x 36"


Study in the Hues of Fire 3, 24" x 48"


Study in the Hues of Fire 4, 12" x 18"


Lighter Shades of Fire, 12" x 18"


Study in Purple and White 1, 24" x 36"


Shades of Purple 1, 12" x 18"


Insufficient Noise, 12" x 18"


Study in Blue and Purple 1, 24" x 48"


Study in Blue and Purple 2, 12" x 18"


Study in Blue and Purple 3, 12" x 18"


Study in Blue and Purple 4, 24" x 36"


Study in Blue and White 2, 24" x 48"


Study in Blue and White 3, 24" x 48"


Swirl in Blue and Silver 1, 12" x 18"


Blue Ice 1, 12" x 18"


Blue Ice 2, 12" x 18"


Shades of Green 1, 12" x 18"


Study in Blue and Green 1, 12" x 18"


Study in Blue and Green 2, 12" x 18"


Study in Blue and Green 3, 12" x 18"


Shades of Green 1, 12" x 18"


Shades of Green 2, 12" x 18"


Shades of Green 3, 12" x 18"


Study in Green and Yellow 1, 12" x 18"


Study in Green and Yellow 2, 12" x 72"


Study in Green and Yellow 3, 18" x 36"


Study in Green and Yellow 4, 12" x 72"


Study in Green and Yellow 5, 12" x 72"


Study in Green and Yellow 6, 18" x 36"


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This page was created on 5 October 2013 and last updated on 28 December 2013.