MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE

As time has gone by, I have become more excited about the infinite possibilities of working in more than one medium. Most of the paintings in this gallery are the result of constant experimentation and a desire to remain open to whatever happens.

Representational

This is my most comfortable way of working, especially from reference sketches and photos. I frequently build an image in Photoshop using elements from several references in order to obtain a better composition.

Provence Hill Towm
Provence Hill Towm
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Ashanti Woman
Ashanti Woman
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Bouquet Collage
Bouquet Collage
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Signs of Summer
Signs of Summer
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Whimsy
Whimsy
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Sweet 16
Sweet 16
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Colorado High
Colorado High
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Colorado High

Semi-Abstract

Recently I have been focusing on expressing something less tangible, such as my feelings about the subject of a painting rather than the subject as reality. I can compose a scene with recognizable elements but not have to place any of those elements in their logical surroundings. Moving toward abstraction is difficult, and I am not always successful.

Signs of Summer
Signs of Summer
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Italian Hill Town
Italian Hill Town
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African Fantasy
African Fantasy
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Citiscape
Citiscape
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Ferme et Tournesols
Ferme et Tournesols
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A Flower and Some Weeds
A Flower and Some Weeds
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Coffee Klatch
Coffee Klatch
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The Silent Screen
The Silent Screen
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Abstract

This is the hardest of all, because full abstraction implies that there are no recognizable elements within the painting. Actually, there can be, but the real subject of the painting should be the mood and emotions the painting evokes or color or intensity. Something ephemeral. The composition – that is the arrangement of the shapes and values - makes or breaks an abstract painting. So I have to think and plan as I would with any other type of piece.

La Rive Gauche
La Rive Gauche
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Memories of Egypt
Memories of Egypt
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Postcards
Postcards
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School Daze
School Daze
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Off Broadway
Off Broadway
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Study in Red
Study in Red
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Winter Walk
Winter Walk
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Collage-Abstract
Collage-Abstract
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