Printmakers know that you have to run many sheets through the press before you wind up with something acceptable.  So, what happens to all those rejects?  Printmaking paper is so hardy and has a special tactile nature that I hate to destroy those rejects.  I decided to try an experiment using details of rejected prints having similar elements to create a montage.  Here is what I came up with:

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All Together Now
Monotype/Collage

I might have to do this again – I have plenty of rejects as resource material! 

This piece is framed, 11-1/2″ x 13=1/2″ and is available for sale.

 

My latest painting, “Shadow Tales” is another in my Haiku Threads series.  I used a metallic acrylic paint which adds a bit of luminosity to the canvas and then I collaged a strip of painted paper wrapped with corded threads.  It is on 16″ x 16″ gallery wrapped canvas and is currently on display at The Coastal Arts League Gallery in Half Moon Bay and is available for sale.

ShadowTales

ImageLast year I posted a painting titled SHIMO – Frost, which is one of the Haiku Threads series of paintings.  It was accepted into the Coastal Arts League’s Annual Juried Show and the juror was Dr. Jonathan Fung, Professor at Santa Clara University.  The exhibit opens on Friday, December 13 and runs through Sunday, January 19, 2014.  A reception for the show will be on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 5 – 7 PM, and the public is invited to attend. 

Here is the sixth painting in the smaller size (12″ x 12″) Haiku Threads series.  Titled “Spring Rain”, acrylic/mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas.  I tried to convey the feeling of a spring rain shower, using pastel hues and subdued contrast.  This work is available for sale.

Spring Rain

Spring Rain

I am just finishing up my 6th canvas – 12″ x 12″ – in the Haiku Threads Series.  The title will be “Spring Rain”.  Next Sunday I will be bringing these 6 paintings to display at the Haiku Poets of Northern California meeting in Fort Mason in San Francisco.  They will be on display during the meeting which features Haiku readings, a workshop, and socializing, from 1 – 5 PM.  Haiku poetry and art – should be a very good day!   http://www.hpnc.org

Here is an image of the latest finished work.  The title is “Ginkgo”, acrylic/mixed media on 12″ x 12″ gallery wrapped canvas, and it is available for sale.

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My painting, Faultlines, has been selected for this exhibit that the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild is showing at the Lyceum Gallery in San Diego.

In conjunction with the play A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild presents the juried exhibition Contemporary Expressionism: The Creative Spirit at Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California. The juror for this event was Derrick Cartwright, former director of the San Diego Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibit will fun from September 5 – October 14 at the Lyceum Gallery, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego. The online exhibition will run from September 15 – October 31, 2013. The Artist Reception is September 13, 5-8PM at the Lyceum Gallery. http://www.sdmaag.org/art-competition/exhibition_gallery

Often focusing on the internal world of emotion and spirituality, or on identity and protest, Expressionism has many faces. This exhibition seeks to explore the many different approaches to this fascinating form of art-making.

The term Expressionism was first applied to the Parisian painting that followed Post-Impressionism at the turn of the 19th century. Throughout the 20th century, Expressionism was applied to various figurative and abstract movements, from the German Expressionists, to Picasso and the Cubists, to Abstract Expressionism, Bay Area Figuration, and Neo-Expressionism.

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I am continuing to work on my Haiku Threads series but I decided to take a break and work on something a little different – something completely abstract.  No subject, no theme, just paint.  This is what I wound up with – what do you think?It is acrylic on 12″ x 12″ gallery wrapped canvas and is titled “Hidden Meaning” and it is for sale.

Hidden Meaning

The 7th Annual California Center: Printmaking Exhibition has accepted one of my new monotypes for inclusion in their juried exhibit at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center in Merced, California.   Juror Eileen Macdonald is Associate Professor of Art at CSU Chico. The exhibit runs through June 28, 2013.  Their website is http://www.artsmerced.org

This work, titled TONDO, was printed at Seaweed Studio in 2013 on Rives BFK paper, and is matted and framed.

Tondo

My painting, CINNABAR, has been selected as a Showcase Winner in ArtSlant’s 4th 2013 Showcase.  This painting, one of my Haiku Threads series, is acrylic/mixed media on 24″ x 24″ gallery wrapped canvas.  If you are interested in purchasing this painting, or any of my work, please contact me for more information.

Cinnabar

I was offered a one year representation on http://www.ArtQuenchGallery.com, an online gallery and I am now included on  their website.  They also featured me in their online magazine http://www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com.  Take a look and navigate around those sites.

Raku

Raku, Acrylic/Mixed Media on 24″x24″ canvas

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