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Thursday, January 07, 2016

10th Street Cafe

For the next two months five of my dot art paintings are hanging in the back room of 10th Street Cafe located at 423 10th Street, Gretna, LA. They will be up through Friday, March 3rd, 2016. I am one of several featured artists.









Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Back to Ochsner West Bank Campus!

This month ten of my dot art paintings are hanging in a corridor on the first floor of Ochsner Medical Center West Bank Campus. They will be up through Friday, Wednesday, February 2, 2016. I am one of three artists exhibiting.





Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Calendar Dot Art!

The Jefferson Art Guild (JAG) 30 Month Calendar is out. Thirty of the guild's artists have work featured in it. My dot painting, "Veinte," appears above December 2016 - which is a year away now.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Poydras Home Art Show on Halloween

This year the Poydras Home Art Show and Sale took place on Halloween. The sky was overcast and the rain was light. Like last year, the show was only up for one day. My three new paintings hung inside in the big room. All three paintings appeared together on one board. On the following Monday I picked up my paintings.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

X

This very day marks the 10th anniversary of my dot art blog. It's a milestone as well as a somber moment for me. I'm reminded of my evacuation from and my return to the New Orleans area.

Last year I pursued an "X' design in three large dot paintings. This year I created three more large paintings using an "X." I also have a couple of batches, of smaller unfinished dot paintings, that are rooted in an "X" design.

As the Katrina anniversary came around, local newspapers published numerous photos of the aftermath from ten years ago. A common sight around the city was a giant "X' spray painted on the front of homes. The top quadrant marked the date a house was searched. The right quadrant included a code for what hazards lay inside. The left quadrant had the initials of the search squad. And the bottom quadrant had a body count.

For a few years now I planned to use the "X" as design structure in my dot paintings. But then this year I thought of another reason to include an "X." "X" can also be the Roman Numeral for "ten."

In last year's anniversary post, I mentioned being in an artistic rut. Well, I'm still in one, in spite of my seeking inspiration from trips to galleries and art museums in the area. I just have to work through this phase.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Veintisiete

To complete my trio of new paintings, I used a yellow background. An "X" pattern is part of the background. I played with contrasting values and colors, but had a rougher time doing so.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Veintiséis

Next up, among my trio of new paintings, is this violet shaded painting. Again I maintained my "X" patterned background. As before, I played with contrasting values and colors.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Veinticinco

Here's the first of three new paintings in my "Numeros" series. I used more pinks and magentas for my "X" patterned background. Like the previous three paintings, I played with contrasting values and colors.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Friday, September 04, 2015

Phase II, Third of Three

Finally I painted the second coat of acrylic on this one. I again used variations of purple to violet. This one is also ready for dots.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Monday, August 31, 2015

Phase II, Second of Three

Next I added a second coat of acrylic to this pinkish painting. I worked with reds to magentas. Now it is ready for dots!


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Phase II, First of Three

The second coat of acrylic has been added to this canvas. The dots will be added next. I have the other two to do too.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Phase I, Third of Three

For my third painting I used a range of blues to violets. Once again I used an "X" design. And so I've completed the first coat of acrylic paint.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Phase I, Second of Three

My second canvas included a range of pinks and magentas. Again I repeated an "X" design pattern. And so I finished the first coat of acrylic.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"