Painted in black and white acrylics over a gray acrylic ground, I was experimenting here with varying the scale of the spirals.
Sinjun – painting – 42 x 30 inches
Another attempt to realize naturalistic color. Red, yellow, blue, black, white on gray ground. Hmmm. Not very naturalistic.
self – painting – 42 x 30 inches
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!
Miguel – painting – 42 x 30 inches
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.
Linda – painting – 44 x 30 inches
A portrait of my wife, acrylic painting on paper
First medium scale square spiral paintings
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 […]
“3 Robes” 84 x 45 inches watercolors and ink on paper
Carrie, Ross, and Johanna in yukata (summer kimono). Here I was playing with black and white ink over intense colors. The colors were pigment dispersions in water – the robe and body colors were brushed onto the paper register with the eventual drawing, then protected with a cut-out mylar mask while the background colors were […]
Rebound – 23 x 17 inches – watercolor and ink on paper
Small drawing, unusually narrative, colors just a teeny tiny bit saturated.
Carrie Robe – watercolors and inks on paper 77 x 44 inches
I painted a large sheet of heavy watercolor paper with numerous layers of red, yellow, and blue pigments in water, then drew in black and white ink. I particularly like that one hand is drawn only with black and the other only with white while the interplay of the squiggly ink hatches recreate the illusion […]
20 Sarahs – 100 x 70 inch acrylic and ink on four panels
After painting a large (4.75 x 12 feet) sheet of heavy watercolor paper with red acrylic paint, I drew 20 images of Sarah jumping using white and black ink pens. The sheet was then cut into four 25 x 70 inch sheets, each with five figures, pasted with wall paper paste, and adhered them to […]