Saturday, June 27, 2009

Alpha Epsilon

My process on the previous painting started at the center as I worked outward to the four corners. In this painting, my dot process began with the four corners as I worked towards the center of the piece. I played with an abstract floral shape to start. As for the middle, I’m not sure what it is. It is colorful, however.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alpha Delta

As I paint these, I’m trying not to repeat what I’ve done before. This one evolved very differently from the others. I had the design in my head, but the colors took me elsewhere. Again, I wanted the colors to pop. I just didn’t count on this one being quite so psychedelic. And no, I didn’t consume or smoke anything to influence my artwork. Bright colors come naturally.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Friday, June 19, 2009

Alpha Gamma

For my third painting I went green, so to speak. Then I added dots from the red side of the color wheel. I'm experimenting with the sizes of dots more. This one feels mellow to me.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Monday, June 15, 2009

Alpha Beta

The second dot painting in this series is a lot louder. I wanted to be sure the colors popped. This time I used a flower-like shape. So now I have all this leftover mixed paint. Hopefully I can use it on some of the other paintings. OK, I’m off to purchase a couple of tube colors I need.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Alpha Alpha

Presenting my first new 6” x 6” painting since 2003. Yes, it’s been quite a while since I’ve worked at this size. What took me so long to return to 6” x 6”’s, you might ask? It’s quite simple actually. All the art supply stores that were selling 6” x 6” ‘s to me, said that that size was no longer available. But then a couple of years ago I found a new local art supply shop that did carry that size. At that time I was caught up in finishing the smaller paintings.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

So, now that I’ve returned to 6” x 6”’s, I’ve decided to go back to abstract patterns similar to the ones I used in my early dot artwork. These pieces will also have Greek letter names. Again, the assignment of titles will be arbitrary, but in a pattern. This piece doesn’t have much of a story other than I chose a star-like pattern using pastel colors over variations of blue. That’s it. I very excited about my new tangent.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

My Dot Art Published!

Last August I was contacted by Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd, about using my images of two dot paintings in a children’s art education book aimed at 7 year olds. The title of the book is Perfect Match Art Primary 1 and the authors are Joash Moo & Ng Siew Yong. I gave the company my permission. Today I received my copy of the book. Here are the two images that appear in the book.

"ov," acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

"oo," acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Stay Tuned

Two weekends ago I irritated my painting hand. It acted up last week. And today it is acting up again. The pain is slowing me down a bit. I just need to rest my hand for a while. More dot paintings are coming. Stay tuned.