Friday, March 15, 2013

Praeterita Interview, Six of the Best, Part 25: Kevin Swallow

Special thanks to artist, Philip Hartigan, for posting an interview with me on his blog, Praeterita. Check it out here.

Golden Lights, oil on canvas, 30" x 24", 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Art featured in Blick spring catalog

Today, I got the Blick spring catalog in the mail and found my art featured on page 31 in the Studio artists' boards section.

If you can't read the caption, it says:

"I used to paint primarily on canvas. Now, I use Blick Studio Boards for half of my paintings and mixed media pieces. The pre-gessoed panels make it easy to start painting or collaging. I really like how the paint glides across the surface and how the colors pop when I work on the panels. The durability of the panels also holds up well to many layers of scraping and painting, allowing me to create interesting textures. When I'm finished with a piece, I paint the sides and it's ready to hang."

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Abstracts

After some earlier struggling, I'm feeling more in-synch creatively at the moment. I've bounced around a little since January 1st by experimenting with new media, subject matter and palate. For about the last week or so I've been creating some abstract paintings to shake things up.

These abstracts all have similar shapes and colors and are meant to be part of a set. The bottom one is finished and I'm still working on the top two pieces. I'm enjoying the freedom of letting the paintings take me where they want to go.

Abstracts in progress (oil on canvas and panel)