Doing some experimenting with techniques. This one was created using different inks and alcohol to make the spotted patterns. I like how it came out, so prints are on sale at FAA.
The vertical lines and rectangular shapes in this image suggest an urban scene, although other interpretations are also valid. Like my other urban patterns paintings, this one was made using an intuitive process where I built up the shapes and colors, starting with only a very general idea. The original painting is 12 x 12 inches and was done in layers so that other colors show through. The straight edges were painted using a palette knife and other tools such as paint scrapers!
The East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in DC recently renovated several of its exhibits, among them the Calder room, which used to be on the ground floor. Calder’s pieces are now at the top of one of the towers in what I believe is larger space. It also has more light so photography is a bit easier. Very attractive and well worth a visit if you are in DC. Note, a couple of the images in the following gallery are of a giant mobile in the main part of the museum and not in the Calder room.