SCAD MOA & Alexander Hall

Frederick Douglass & inspiring Marcus Dunn Review My first impression of the SCAD experience outside of our painting class was the night we attended the Frederick Douglass Symposium to meet, hear and learn from Isaac Julien. My first impression was pure awe. We can gather in this thoughtful theatre space to be sitting among talentedContinue reading “SCAD MOA & Alexander Hall”

Paint Chips in Bluffton

My process for painting is mostly from memory and sometimes photograph.  Last spring of 2018, I did a painting workshop for SOBA, Society of Bluffton Artists.  I brought in my low county landscapes to share the process of using paint chips and natural objects to inspire the palette for painting.  The age group was seniorsContinue reading “Paint Chips in Bluffton”

Research for local grass

This morning I headed out route 80 to head towards the marsh in hopes to find periwinkle snails clinging to spartina grass. The colors were glorious, sounds of birds and water activity were circulating and the layers of texture was appealing. Next time I will wear y’all rubber boots to get closer, but I wasContinue reading “Research for local grass”

Secret Geometry Composition Study

Using the geometrical patterns of the masters to study the  my paintings has been helpful in composition, palette and content. In my recent works of grass lawns in slide show below, I used memory from my own visits along the east coast while observing Diebenkorns “Ocean Park” series.  I see from applying the geometric matrixContinue reading “Secret Geometry Composition Study”

Process of today’s Grass works

I say process of today, because there are other ideas on the way using other materials for the grass works. Today’s process was masking off a square in the grass paintings with masking tape to preserve a small window. I was thinking more about how the grass feels directly on your body and that theContinue reading “Process of today’s Grass works”