Detailed painting and drawing is what I create. Looking at my work; seeing the images of paper, tape, pencils and other pedestrian objects on my site, you can see the time spent focused on these endeavors. I need another outlet, painting in a loose style. I do get bogged down painting trompe l’oeil. Since my college days I have been working on abstract images I see outside of my studio window, and depicting them by smashing media on printing paper, smearing and crushing colors, to paint displaced objects creating a harmonious whole…I don’t care. It is work that balances my emotional being, creating the opposite of trompe l’oeil. Sometimes I will draw portraits too…
I’m writing this because I kind of feel the need to. Williem de Kooning, an Abstract Expressionist, hired models to pose for him, while he rendered in great detail nude images of his models. I get it, can’t have black without white, it’s like the Boy Scout commercial says: ”it rounds a guy out.”
I posted one of these paintings with this blog, the view outside of my studio window at the Wyoming Technical Business Center, located on the campus of the University of Wyoming. I wanted to explain the processes of making art, by writing a little and asking you to observe my paintings.
All the best!