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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Alpha Series

Currently I am working through a severe period of creative drought. In the meantime I've decided to revisit some paintings I created in 2009. Below is a video featuring those paintings. I will review each of them in my upcoming posts. Eventually I will complete the next batch of paintings. They are in progress, but they remain unfinished.


4 min 3 sec

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Striped Circles 3

Here is another experiment with gestural lines inside overlapping circles.


graphite on paper, 8.5" x 11"

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Algiers Point Fine Art Gallery

Recently my dot art hung at Algiers Point Fine Art Gallery at 837 1/2 Opelousas Avenue in Algiers Point. Algiers Point is across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter. The display included works from the last nine years: 5" x 5"'s, 6" x 6"'s and 20" x 20"'s. The gallery's entrance faces a street corner.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Annual Art Show and Sale!

The Poydras Home Art Show and Sale was held last Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Yes, the show was only up for one day this year. My three new paintings hung in inside. This year they were grouped together in an area with lots of windows. Yay for lots of natural light! A friend was kind enough to take a photo of me with my art. Monday I picked them up.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Veinticuatro

The last painting includes purples, violets and magentas. My process for adding dots was very slow on this painting as well. No dot smearings allowed. Yet again I used an "X" design to arrange the dots.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Friday, October 31, 2014

Veintitr├ęs

The second painting involves greens and blue-greens. Again my process for adding dots was very slow. I take great pains to avoid smearing the rows of dots. And, I used an "X" design to arrange the dots.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ninth Year!

Today my dot art blog turns nine. Even though I have not been creating many new works, I still managed to create three new dot paintings for the Poydras Home Art Show this coming weekend. Naturally less painting has meant less posting.

Last summer a venue for my dot art, Ele Shoes & Accessories, closed. About the same time I was allowed to hang some work at The Rook Cafe. In September, I was invited to display a one artist exhibit there. The show is still hanging.

For now I'm at a creative crossroads. Hopefully I'll find a new direction to take my dot art. I cannot let my past process trip me up as I go forward. So, I anticipate some changes coming.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Veintidos

Over the weekend I finished three new dot paintings. The first of these three harkens back to the original eight with variations of orange and red-orange. My process for adding dots was very slow. I didn't want to risk smearing one set of dots as I added another row. I used an "X" design to arrange the dots.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Friday, October 03, 2014

Phase II, Third of Three

Today I celebrate the second coat of acrylic on this canvas. And now I'm gearing up to add the dots. Hopefully the final stage will go smoothly.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Monday, September 29, 2014

Phase II, Second of Three

Here is the second canvas with a second coat of acrylic paint. I revised some of the colors. And then again, I may even revise more colors. At this point I'm still ahead of schedule.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Phase II, First of Three

Recently I completed the second coat of acrylic paint on this canvas. The next step will involve a pattern of dots on top. So far I'm ahead of schedule.



acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Reception!

Friday night was the reception for my one artist show at The Rook Cafe located at 4516 Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans. My sister, who organized the event, made sure there was plenty food and drink to be had. Below are some photos from the evening. There was a steady trickle of friends and family coming and going.