A series of mixed media monotypes depicting great 20th Century photographers at work with their tools. These pieces are part of my 2015 show, "This Is What Artists Look Like."
These new "pour paintings" are for my Dec. 1st show at Lost Art Salon. Send me a brief email so I can send you an invite.
The title of the show, "In Between Color", refers to my aesthetic goals for these piece - an interest in the colors that are created when colors cross over each other and a compositional concentration on the spaces between color. The idea for these specific pieces and the technique came about during a week of painting at Sea Ranch earlier this year. It was my "aha-moment". I had spent the morning walking the Northern California shoreline and taking in the changing color of morning as the clouds burned away and the bright colors of land, sea and sky were revealed. When I returned to my cabin I was searching for a new way to capture the feeling of the experience I had just had. This led me to explore a technique of pouring the gouache paint on to sheets of large watercolor paper, directing the paint with forces other than a brush. This way of painting can be traced back at least as far as the work of Helen Frankenthaler in the 1950s and 1960s. I call these pieces my "Pour Paintings."
I have also been working on a series of small paintings of San Francsico's Pier 70, a commission for Pizza Antica in Danville; and another commission for a San Francisco law office inspired by the landmark color studies of Josef Albers.
I've just completed a commission for a 12ft long triptych to be hung at the Banana Republic SOHO store in New York City. These pieces are mixed media on Birchwood with a materials emphasis on gouache, charcoals and colored pencils.
Thank you to the clients that have asked me to work with them on custom pieces for their home and creative projects.
1. A series of sevem large-scale gouache paintings for Pizza Antica in Danville, CA
2. A series of twenty original monotypes for the San Francisco law offices of Gluck Daniel LLP
3.. "Waiting on the Next Set II" (thank you S.B. for inviting me to make this piece for your partner and home)
4. Illustrations for "Jojo & Faggio" - for a forthcoming children's book by Gaetan Caron
Examples from my "Blue Note" and "Build" series - mixed media monotypes considering the improvisational aspect of music ("Blue Note") and the step by step, piece by piece process by which we build love, cities, skylines, etc...("Build").
These pieces are examples from my series, "Alicante83": abstract memories of a summer spent in Spain.
A series of mixed media monotypes depicting great 20th Century artists in their studios and at work with their processes and tools. These pieces are part of my 2015 show, "This Is What Artists Look Like."
These pieces are examples from my series, "Istanbul87": abstract memories of travels through Turkey many years ago.
A series of mixed media monotypes inspired by a number of visits to the antiquity galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
These mixed media monotypes continue my consistent fascination with the figure at rest and in motion.
These are often self portraits and images of friends. I have recently begun to explore the use of common house paint on heavy paper.
Collage Works and Mixed media monotypes.
Limited edition prints of some of my work are available through my gallery, Lost Art Salon, and the online retailer, Serena & Lily (www.serenaandlily.com). They are beautifully reproduced in San Francisco on heavy archival paper, and are limited to a total edition of ninety-nine. Each is pencil signed, titled, numbered and dated. They range is price from $275 to $395 each.