Artsy Shark Featured Artist, Patton Hunter See the article on me and my work on Artsy Shark.
We’ve all felt it, some more than once. You meet somebody for the first time and your chemistry goes wild. Bells ring, firecrackers explode. It can’t be defined, but it’s real. That excitement that hits out of the blue. It’s not love, maybe lust or infatuation that can lead to love, but whatever it is, it’s […]
I know I’m supposed to have a plan, a value study, at least an idea of a warm or cool palette. Usually, I have none of these. Patience is not my strength. That must be why I’ve never experienced “the white canvas” fear. If I spent just one hour determining what I wanted to paint, […]
I received notice from The International Society of Acrylic Painters (Florida) that my painting “Black Swan” was awarded first place in the first online annual exhibit. The award is especially meaningful to me because the juror, Mark Mehaffey in an artist whose work I’ve long admired. His depiction of excitement and movement and color relationships […]
I do a quick sketch on a wash-off board to get an idea of how I want to start […]
When I painted my first pony with my beloved crow on his back, I knew my muse was next to me. The idea came in a flash, even the style and subject. The next two are continuations of the pony family and my muse is still with me. All are on 40 x 40 canvas […]
I’m not sure why we are attracted to what attracts us or how feelings are stirred by certain shapes, colors, etc., but “Desert Pony” was a joy to paint, start to finish and no angst along the way (most unusual). I’m beginning another pony now (all will be 40 x 40 in acrylic on […]
Who doesn’t love the work of artist Henri Matisse? The artist once said “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Perhaps this is what draws so many of us to his work, the joy, the playfulness, the feeling of contentment I admire the work of countless artists, some of whom are very dark and […]
Photographing a painting and putting the image into Photoshop to play with different changes and ideas is great fun. It’s also a good way to take a longer look at your work and maybe see something else the original needs. Not enough contrast? Shapes too similar? Colors not working? I painted the clouds in an […]
Friends have recently opened an elegant new lifestyle store in downtown St. Petersburg and I painted this very large diptych for their front show window to get attention from passers by. The painting, “Temptation” is 62 x 70 inches and it’s simplicity gives a big “POW” to the window. The owners also feature more of […]
The process of dripping, splattering, or any other method of adding volume and shapes to paintings is a rich, organic look that appeals. By building your shapes or marks, then painting or rubbing, or putting on paint over those textural accents instantly creates a beautiful effect that draws the eye. Below is just completed “Serengeti” […]
This painting is 24 x 24, a small format for me, but the smaller size creates a more intimate, emotional exchange with the viewer. I began, as is often the case, without a plan. Layering colors over a burnt orange ground, I envisioned a fragile, beautiful figure emerging from the darkness into a soft beam […]
Painted to represent the spirit of women, young and old, struggling against dismissive social mores and sometimes overt abuse in much of our world. A tribute to the brave women who have risked so much, even their lives, to have equal rights and equal power to control their own destinies.
I don’t make many giclee prints of my work, but will do so for friends and family who want to own my work and don’t want to spend the cost of an original. The process has become affordable for the artist with the evolution of the giclee, one print at a time capability, […]