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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"

Friday, November 01, 2013

Veinte

The second painting, of my new trio, turned out very red, which is a very eye-catching color. Hopefully red will ensure the sale of this one. And with Halloween occurring yesterday, red was an appropriate color.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eighth Year!

Eight years ago I became a blogger. For months I’d heard the word bandied about in various media. My curiosity got the best of me when I noticed a top-ten-blog-list on AOL. Before I knew it, I was clicking a button to create a blog.

My excitement led me to create more blogs. I had blogs for my old art and blogs for my new art. The blogs were prompted by the destruction of my art in a flood following Hurricane Katrina. The art wasn’t high enough off the floor in the house where I was storing it. Only some of my work was destroyed.

Then I bought my own digital camera. Up until then I borrowed my sister’s camera. Now armed with my own camera, I had more ideas for blogs. I busily documented local happenings as the New Orleans area recovered.

Little did I realize my camera was capable of shooting video. After some experimentation, I began making videos and posting them on blogs, too. My preference was to stay behind the camera instead of in front of it. Vlogging never appealed to me. A few years later I experimented with dot imagery.

During the last eight years my interest in blogging has waned a bit. Other life events have gotten in the way. My creative momentum has slowed which has made blogging a more cumbersome experience. Thinking up new material is hard enough, but I’ve had to find innovative ways to continue this effort.

Don’t worry. I have more dot artwork in progress. For whatever reason, I find myself stuck in the year 2007 with themes. It was an important creative year for me apparently. In the meantime I keep regular notes, which hopefully will inspire new imagery. Periodically I whittle down the list. Yes, I do have plans to cover other years too.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Diecinueve

When I added the dots to my next three paintings, I simplified the concentric circle pattern. With the deadline falling on this Wednesday, I had to speed up production. For a week I limited my activities beyond just painting. My laptop was nearby allowing me to listen to playlists of vlogs. I needed to occupy my mind while I worked.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Phase II #3

The green colors proved to be the most difficult ones in this painting. But after a lot of mixing and remixing, I finally completed Phase II. OK, now, back to painting I go. I only have a week before all three paintings are due for submission. The show opens November 1st.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Phase II #2

Yes, there's a lot of red in this painting. Again, I was trying out some new colors. As usual I was working on my color mixing memory. Painting #2 took just as long as #1.


acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"