I began teaching an abstract acrylic class at Suntan Art Center in January and imaginations are being freed, new ideas are developing along with, hopefully, a new appreciation of abstract art.
The “Intrepid Nine” go boldly foward into the big, scary world of abstraction.
Students: Jean Hurst, Gail Falkingham, Ronn Johnson,Linda Italiano, Donna Heider, Mirella Smith, Terry Denson, Rita Gould and Pam Rubenstein.
These are two of the paintings hanging at Eckerd College for the next three months.
Girl with Black Dog
I’ll be hanging six large canvases in Lewis House at Eckerd College for their ASPEC show this month and following up with a presentation for members about the various paintings and their “story”. Girl with Black Dog is one of the six and represents some of the more expressionistic works I’ve done in the past few years.
Old Harbor at Honfleur, Fance
I took a reference photo from the stern of the sailboat I lived on in Europe for two years and knew I would someday develop it into a painting. This beautiful old town was the perfect subject for using the rice paper glued to canvas for an antique look and to add intensity and depth to the painting.
This painting is 36 x 40. I’ll do others from my Europe photo files because I think the technique works well for the look of old villages and landscapes.