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.