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Urban Patterns 3

Third in a series, this painting was done with a brush, whereas I mainly used a palette knife for the previous two (here and here) as well as “Urban Interiors.” The result is that the way the shapes and colors combine is very different in this painting. In the palette knife pieces, the colors and shapes are blended together by the scraping action of the knife. In this painting, the shapes and colors are glazed and layered over one another so that shapes and colors underneath can be seen very easily. Acrylic on canvas; 11 x 14 inches.

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Cityscape 1

I have been working to evoke elements of a city, focusing on rectangular forms, bright colors, and something of a three dimensional presentation.
Acrylic applied with a palette knife.

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Cityscape 1

Extract 2

I believe this ink painting evokes something about the way of things in this world. On the one hand, there are recognizable geometric shapes, lines, and arcs. On the other hand, those elements run into each other, fade in some places, and are partly washed away by drips and runs. Recognizable forms are eroded. Different people will, of course, interpret this piece  differently and some may find no meaning in it at all. My own feeling is that it conveys imperfection, change, and decay, but taken together there is some balance and all of these elements together can be quite dramatic.

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Lines Overtaken

After laying down some obtuse white lines with strips of tape to keep out paint and ink, I started adding acrylic washes of various colors. By using relatively dilute paint, I allowed colors to blend in with each other in some places. As in many abstract paintings, this one was started with a basic idea but then took on a life of its own as I tried to let my intuition guide me. I like to let this happen, while also keeping basic compositional principles such as spacing, points of focus, and value contrasts in mind.

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