Monday, May 20, 2013

New Mixed Media Paintings on Panel

These two new paintings were created using acrylic, spray paint, and collaged maps and sheet music on birch wood panel. Using spray paint was a new experiment for me and I think it worked out pretty well. The application of the paint gives these two paintings a more immediate, sketch-like feel. I like how the layers of collage turned out too. The maps I included are from the Chicago Bike Map and various travels (New York City, Paris, San Francisco). I have a lot more maps from traveling, so I want to create more paintings like these to add to my Cityscapes series.

The finished pieces are the first two images below followed by close-ups so you can better see the layers.

 Rooftop Jam, acrylic, spray paint and collage on panel, 36x24, 2013
 Sidetracked, acrylic, spray paint and collage on panel, 18x24, 2013

Here are the detailed close-ups of Rooftop Jam:

Here are the detailed close-ups of Sidetracked:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Abstracts finished for open studios

I finished up the 5 abstracts that I've been working on the last couple weeks. They're all hung and ready for the open studios tomorrow night. Art on two floors, live music, and the Taquero Fusion food truck in the parking lot.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the work on display:

Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios
Friday, May 10, 6-10pm
1800 W. Cornelia, Studio #201
Chicago, IL 60657

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Hope to see you!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sneak Peek of New Paintings + Open Studios

Here's a sneak peek of some new paintings that I'm still working on but should be done for next week's open studio event. Still wet and the unique smell of oil paint wafts through the studio...

Cornelia Arts Building - May Open Studios
Friday, May 10th, 6pm-10pm
1800 W. Cornelia, Studio #201
Chicago, IL 60657