The first painting was done in Cobra oil (my first experience with that medium), the second in acrylic. A fun experiment. Which do you prefer?
Acrylic and ink on 8″ x 10″ x .75″ canvas.
This one was a challenge for the camera. The drapes are actually more tangerine, but I didn’t want to manipulate the image, so here it is.
On our recent journey to Paris, France we took the opportunity to have some Art Abandonment fun. The first piece was left at the Holiday Inn near the Nashville Tennessee airport.
Several were left at various places in the Nashville airport. This was abandoned near our gate at Chicago O’Hare while waiting to board our plane to Paris.
In Paris we enjoyed coffee at le Parisien on the Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth in the 3rd arrondissement, and
left a little something behind.
Another was left on a back wall of the Musée des Arts et Métiers along Rue de Vertbois.
Here are several more photos of abandoned pieces:
The exciting part about abandoning art is to put in place and photograph it before being seen. Hopefully all pieces have cheered someone’s day.
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A 21st century take on a Grimm fairytale.
Acrylic and ink on 8 x 10 x 1/2 inch canvas. Available at Saatchi Art.
Between 2005 and 2006 while living in Amsterdam I created a number of surrealistic, automatic drawings. After a morning of painting I would retreat to the apartment’s cupola or rooftop terrace for an hour or two of automatic drawing.
All were created on Arches, 140 lb, hot-pressed 100% cotton paper (a perfectly gorgeous, smooth paper) with Pigma Micron pens. I never had an idea as to subject or composition. These drawings were all made directly with ink on the paper. I no doubt was channeling the energy from the Red Light District in the street below.
These drawings which have been tucked away in archival portfolios for 10 years due to my penchant for moving are once again seeing the light of day. As I continue to add color to the images I will present them here.