another new painting
I'm taking a couple of days off from the studio while the new paintings dry and become ready to ship to my southwest galleries. This is Patina
, 48"x36," oil on board, bound for Wilde Meyer Gallery
in Scottsdale AZ.
I had an email exchange recently with my painter friend Marina Broere
about the use of drawn lines in my dog paintings. She liked the lines, and wondered if they came easily for me. And yes, usually they do--since drawing that way goes back all the way to high school days, when I loved pen and ink, I feel confident and at ease with line drawing. But I haven't given lines a strong presence in my current abstract work, focused as it is on color fields and organic textures. Thinking of Marina's comments, I added the distinct lines in the white panel of this painting. This seemed to be just what it needed. This is opening up some new ideas--more lines to come, perhaps.