Found Anew

This 4’x4′ canvas was another found one brought to me by my brother.  It had some serious thick stuff on it, clearly still visible in several places.  I liked it.  The thick parts really gave it some texture as I painted over it.

“Dusk Marsh” was painted on a piece of plywood.  I think it was something I had lying around, or was brought to me by my brother.  I avoid using this sort of material now as it can warp over time.  Eventually, this will need to be in a frame.

“The Force” is also on plywood.  But this is thick plywood.

“Drainpipe” was painted on a piece of a kitchen cabinet.

“Forest Galaxies” was painted on a canvas I found down the street from my house which had been thrown out.  I saw value in it, so I took it home, primed it, and started to work on it.  It had thick paint on it, some of which cuts through, but I made it my own.

This plant canvas was also a discarded canvas.  It had some holes in it which I just painted enough on both sides to seal up.  Then I took my chopstick to it, and there you go.

While it’s not ideal, wine boxes can be interesting to paint on.  I did a few “bonsai” tree paintings on some wine boxes which I used for planters.

This is a big heavy piece.  When my brother brought it by, I thought it was actual marble, but it’s some kind of plastic.  Very heavy and thick.  I had just bought a big tube of black paint and thought, why not, I’ll use all of it!  SQUISH!!

There are several more pieces which were done on “found” material.  Currently, I’m working on a series of faces on masonite boards which I believe were shelves at my brothers shop.  There’s about 24 of them.

Comets

In 2013, my father gave me some masonite boards.  There were twelve on which I did a series of geometric shape paintings using the same color scheme.  One of them, reminded me of a comet.

I found another piece of masonite, which had been laying around for decades and started what would be the first of several comet paintings.  I would also consider these to be the beginning of the space-related paintings.

I have about 12 of these, a couple which are in progress.  Some are on canvas, but most are on masonite boards.  This first one is similar in shape to the original from which I was inspired to do the rest.

 

Comet 2  Comet 3  Comet 9 Comet 7

 

And these also eventually inspired the Flaming Eyeball Comet:

Flaming Eye 1

There are two of these, this and a larger one.

Ten Watercolors

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I made this series of watercolors in one hour on November 12, 2016.

The “First” Painting

2000 Sunset style

It wasn’t the first, but it was the first painting I had done in 10 years, and it set me on this path.  I’ve done hundreds of paintings since then.

Early Paintings

These were my first acrylic and oil paintings which I did in my senior year in high school at the School Of The Arts.  It’s now named after Ruth Asawa, and I remember her being around the art department then, on occasion.

First Acrylic  Oil Painting