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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"

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The Show Is Up!

As of Monday eighteen of my dot paintings are hanging on the walls of "The Back Room" at The Rook Cafe. The cafe is located at 4516 Freret Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group of paintings are from a series I call "Numeros." A while back I needed to give the paintings titles before they were finished. So, I chose Spanish numbers. Anyway, these works will be up through October 9, 2014.

Friday, September 19, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., is the evening reception for my art show. Hopefully the weather will remain mild and free of hurricanes. September is often a busy month for tropical storms.









Thursday, July 31, 2014

Phase I, Third of Three

And finally here is the third painting of this grouping. Again I'm using an "X" design format. So far this is painting only has one coat of paint. Of course the painting will change as I complete the next two phases.

 
 acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Phase I, Second of Three

Below is the second painting I'm working on for the Poydras Home Art Show. I've only painted one layer of paint thus far. Again I'm working with an "X" design format. At this stage I have no idea how this painting will turn out.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Phase I, First of Three

November may be a few months away, but i wanted to start on my next three dot paintings for the Poydras Home Art Show. Last weekend I painted the first layer of acrylic paint on three canvases. Below is the first of the three. This year I'm playing
with an "X" design format. I'm not quite sure how this will go. But it is time to work on these paintings.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Rook Cafe

This past Monday the owner of The Rook Cafe allowed me to hang two of my dot paintings on the wall. He has scheduled me for a show, in the back room, in September. Below are photos from The Rook Cafe is located at 4516 Freret Street in Uptown New Orleans.















Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ele Shoes Closes

Ele Shoes and Accessories is closing at the end of June. I took down my art this Friday. For nine years my dot art hung at Ele. I'm sad to see the shop close. Below are the paintings that were hanging at Ele this past spring.













Sunday, February 09, 2014

Exhibit at Ochsner Medical Center 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, March 7th. I am one of three artists exhibiting. Here a photos of me and the artwork at Ochsner.





Saturday, November 09, 2013

Weekend Show

The Poydras Home Art Show was last Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd, 2013. My htree new paintings hung in inside. This year one placed in the front hall, while the remaining two hung, as a pair, in the solarium. Monday I picked them up.



Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Veinteuno

And to finish out my trio of dot paintings, I used a triad of colors including yellow, green and blue. Green, in particular, was a color mixing struggle. I chewed up more time on the variations of green than any other color. Next year I'll have to take this series in another direction. I've had my fill of these three.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"