Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Problem Painting

Here’s the painting that’s given me so much trouble since I began this batch. I’ve had to paint out some sections. Hopefully I’ll work the kinks out soon. Trying to mix colors to match is always a challenge. There are times when I just have to put a piece aside and come back to it later.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Since I’m posting this one, I might as well show some photos that explain what it’s about. Last April the Friends of Rivertown Fine Art Gallery closed its doors for good. Here are the pieces that I had in the gallery since March of ’06. The status of the gallery had been in limbo for much of that time. For a number of Saturdays I was paid to sit at the gallery and sell the art. So, I spent a lot of time in this place. There’s a back working space that is great for artmaking. I painted many of my small paintings while I was there. Anyway I hate to see this venue go . . .

The colors I am using for this painting came from the gallery. This space is connected to a planetarium. Blue and black are used in that building too. Just as I did in the other pieces, I create a simplified personal symbol of an experience.


  1. I love this kind of abstract art. Nice blog, look forward to more!

  2. More is on the way. Now I just need to pry myself away from my computer.

  3. I know what you mean about needing to leave things awhile and come back... I do it too! Often with better results, I think :-)