Using 40×60 inch watercolor paper and a two inch brush, these grass paintings of lowcounrty grasses were created today!
Process Research included these studies in my goal to improve palette, composition and scale. You will find my SCAD MOA activities here . Alexander Hall activies here Palette My palette for painting and scale has been inspired by color field painters such as Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell and Richard Diebenkorn. In painting backdrops for myContinue reading “November 4th”
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”
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”
Studio A5 Open studios was so much fun and loved the visitors of mine in A5. Two of my neighbors arrived, met lots of students that took pictures and heard great comments about my work. People liked the black and white. I especially loved the reaction from a lady and daughter visiting from Texas overContinue reading “Small Works Gallery Tour”
Elkins shares that grass is most likely one of the most overlooked plants, but I know, we know you know, grass has got gut. The smell of fresh cut grass can make us swoon, the perfect edging across the street can make us green with envy, a brown patch on the lawn can cause youContinue reading “Grass studies small works”
The process of looking at my painting through the grid was pretty cool in determining where to layer color. I will be trying this on the larger scale works and think with the size and ability to move along surface with paint will allow me to be more expressive.
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”
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”
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”