Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last of the Alpha Series Designs!

Below I’ve posted my fourth and last page of designs for the Alpha Series. Many of them were the premise for my finished works. However, having painted so many similar pieces, I’m now ready to pursue another/new direction for a series I will refer to as my “Beta Series.”

In the meantime, I will post images of a group of paintings I will call the “e” Series. I have yet to officially designate the first half with a sub name. The paintings are still in process, but I will begin posting them here shortly.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Alpha Series!

It’s been a little over four months and I have finally completed my Alpha Series. The paintings mark a journey back to a process I used on some 6” x 6” dot paintings I call the “Greek Code Series.” Each painting was named after a letter in the Greek Alphabet. Since all the names in the new bunch begin with “Alpha,” I figured I’d name this group the “Alpha Series.” For a while I couldn’t find that size. Once I did, however, I ordered a bunch of them. Below are the paintings in a checkerboard slideshow. This is one last look at the group of paintings as a group.

As I started posting photos of my new works, a friend mentioned that they looked like mandalas. Well, that was not the intent of these works per se, but I went ahead and continued to pattern them in a similar way. Because of some an upcoming show I will return to the smaller size as I begin the “e” Series. Simultaneously I will be working on some more 6” x 6”‘s and 20” x 20”’s. When I have more information will post it.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Alpha Omega

So, this is the last image in the "Alpha Series." I chose to end it with a blue background and a design I tried out at the midpoint. Only this time I went with non-earth tones. Although I'm not as pleased with the result, I think it makes a good ending to this group of paintings.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Alpha Psi

Again I painted dots over a purple background. I changed up the design a bit to keep things interesting. I like the way the inner parts of the design glow.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Friday, September 11, 2009

Alpha Chi

Going back to a composition I used for Alpha Sigma, I changed shapes to fortune cookie-like outlines on whim. I then added dark colored dots inside the outlines and pastel colored dots to the background. The combination of colors gives a subtle effect.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Monday, September 07, 2009

Alpha Phi

By the time I made this painting, I was anxious to explore a new way of generating a pattern. Thus I alternated where the pattern appeared on parts of the painting. I consider this a breakthrough piece. It took me in a direction out of my
design rut.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Alpha Upsilon

A pink background was where this dot painting began. From there I painted green dots as I made a transition around the color wheel. I maintained square in the middle with circular shapes at the corners. The dots shifted to red inward and
blue outward.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"