Above is one of the larger paintings I delivered to Darnell Fine Art
in Santa fe for my exhibit that opens on Friday night, 7/22 (Site #2
, 6"x48".) For images of all the paintings, please click here
, then on Crowell Show/New Works. Black Beach Walk #2
, 16"x16" (below) is at the smaller end of the work in the show.
Subtle, neutral quiet colors, and explorations of texture and lines are evident in most of my paintings that are in this show, which seems to me a particularly meditative collection. As always, what is visible on the surface is the result of many layers of oil mixed with cold wax medium and manipulated with various tools and the occasional application of solvent. I have experimented in some of these with the addition of sand and some new drawing materials, and in others allowed minimalist color fields to simply radiate their quiet presence.
My paintings are interspersed in the gallery with the work of Bill Gingles, with whom I share the exhibit. Bill's work
is considerably more active than mine, but we share an attraction to layering, texture, subtle color shifts, and looping, gestural lines. The show was partially hung yesterday when I stopped in at the gallery, and I was immediately drawn into the conversation going on between my work and his--the back and forth of silence and animation, solitude and poetic interaction.
(I will post pictures of the installation after Friday's opening.)