Self portrait – another more or less failed effort to attain a naturalistic color. Still playing with the scale and interplay of the spiral layers.
Painted in black and white acrylics over a gray acrylic ground, I was experimenting here with varying the scale of the spirals.
Another attempt to realize naturalistic color. Red, yellow, blue, black, white on gray ground. Hmmm. Not very naturalistic.
An effort to produce naturalistic color in this self portrait painted in red, yellow, blue, black, and white square spirals over a black ground. I particularly like this one!
After the holiday, I made this second effort to portray my friend, Miguel Rivera, in square spirals, emphasizing this surprising optical illusion border of diamonds and diagonals even though every mark in the painting is either vertical or horizontal.
A portrait of my wife, acrylic painting on paper
My first efforts to make medium scale paintings on paper using acrylic paint pens in a special jig I designed and built for the purpose. The paint pens I chose are made by Molotow and have a fibrous tip that is charged and recharged by pushing the tip into the body of the pen and […]
My untitled self portrait for a print exchange exhibited at Southern Graphics Council 2019 in Dallas. Description of processes A print is an image made from a matrix. The matrix is typically an intaglio plate, relief block, lithographic surface, or stencil. The matrix can produce a quantity of like images. The matrix for my edition […]
This was a long LONG process. Large drawings like this always take a long time, but this one took about a month of more or less continuous drawing. Aerialist, Elena Sherman, daughter of my friend, Cori Sherman North, agreed to model. I particularly liked this image of her and made a small drawing in addition […]
Why spirals? Because I can vary the density of my lines in any area without cross-hatching and without lifting the pen. This lends itself to the kind of repeating procedures (program) I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. But curving spirals (where the radius of the circle being drawn continuously expands from or contracts […]