Faces

I really enjoy abstract work and the exotic faces fit this profile. The faces have more structure and finer detail than my larger more abstract pieces. 

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When I was younger I sketched fairies and wizards. I still have these sketches. 

I start a face by penciling an outline on canvas then use brushes to fill in the detail. The faces are quite dramatic with exaggerated features.The detail comes as the painting progresses. I don't visualize the completed face - it's always a surprise.

I paint in acrylic using strong colors. Unlike my more abstract work I use brushes to create these pieces.   

 

 

 

Abstract

This collection consists of a number of series and different canvas sizes.

The Cityscapes series is more structured than some of my other work and is loosely based on a city grid - generally top down. The other series are more free-form, some using predominantly circular patterns, some more random shapes but still with a strong focus.

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I don't start with a pencil outline or sketch. I apply a few squirts and dabs of acrylic paint mixed with a flow medium then see where the paint runs and bleeds. This process is repeated several times while rotating the canvas on the wall. At this point the picture starts developing it's story.

I seldom use brushes on these abstract pieces. You'll notice tool marks on the paintings - tiling trowels, inking rollers, paint scrapers, palette knives, cookie cutters, silicone marinade brushes and various scratching implements. 

 

 

 

Close-Ups

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The purpose these close-ups is to show some of the detail in my artwork. None of these are an entire piece - it's a collection of zoomed-in areas from many pieces of art.

This detail gives you an idea of painting techniques, how tools are used to achieve different effects and layering of paint adds interest.