April 29, 2014

Lisgar

Building, building for the wave of shows about to hit me. Here's a depiction of the laneway behind the Drake, looking particularly scrubbed and sunny. The figure in the foreground was done with a combo of paint, collage, and stenciling using spray. The sense of motion and ghostliness it conveys is nice. I'll probably be doing more people like this.

Lisgar
36" x 48"
Mixed media on panel

April 23, 2014

Do-si-do

A little number to mark the melting of the snow and the thawing of the ground after a long winter. Couples spilling out of backyards and waltzing in laneways is a sure sign of spring, ain't it?

"Do-si-do"
Mixed media on panel
36" x 36"

Now that the sun is back at least half of the time I can work thick and chunky, put the panels out to air, and actually dry them fast enough to keep on working without pausing for a week, as you can sort of make out from these details. And to bury the winter, call me crazy but I made a paint out of the ashes from my neighbour's wood stove. Turns out screened ash of clean firewood makes a good charcoal-esque medium.





April 8, 2014

Capers

Latest out of the studio.  Struggled to get the sense of motion and light, coming straight out from the horizon, right. I used spray and stenciling and some fancier refracting paints, gold and a transparent glass paint.  The kid in the foreground is reminiscent of my own little joy-seeking bird terrorizer.

"Capers"
Mixed media on birch panel
36" x 48"