9-16-14

As many of you know, one of my major influences – probably my primary influence is Marcel DuChamp followed closely by Rufino Tamayo. Throw in my love for African shapes and early, early blues and you have a base recipe for what I am trying to do everyday.

I have a show in St. Louis this weekend, “Mosaics” in St. Charles. I have been thinking all summer about returning to a more pronounced statement about what I am saying as an artist based on returning to my influences and style that reflect what I am thinking.

To help with this effort, I am also going to incorporate a technique I learned about 15 years ago when I worked in another studio. Carving into wood panels with heat is an old Scandinavian and eastern European technique that adds a beautiful element to painting on wood panels.

So I have been re-examining my message as an artist and I am bringing a new but old technique to get work to you. Below are some pictures of the process. This painting and other new works will be in St. Louis this weekend.

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More to come. Watch this 2’x3′ panel come to life when colors are added.

Let me know what you think……

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