Friday, July 31, 2015

Ellen Siebers

Ellen Siebers  Sink  2015  oil on marble ground on panel  12" x 12"

I have posted Ellen Siebers work before on this blog. This painting interests me because of it's seemingly minimal content and straight forward paint handling. I enjoy the quality of light   and the implied forground and middle ground she achieves with such grace in such a small format. To me, it implies so much more that it would appear at first sight.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  National Park Series lV  1973  ink, water color on paper  11" x 15"

I often reference older work while working on my current paintings. It is part of a continuum regarding my thoughts, feelings and daily ruminations. One consistent is the iconoclastic approach to each effort. Building and destroying then reconstituting to find new solutions to each new problem I set for myself. Complicating, simplifying each step as I feel my way.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Steve Gibson

                    Steve Gibson  Luna Park  1974  serigraph  26" x 18"
                       A transitional image from my grad school days at SAIC. I would later 
                     stop printmaking for many years and concentrate  primarily on painting.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Roger White

                 Roger White  Beijing Interior  2011  oil and pencil on canvas  32" x 24"  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gianna Commito

Gianna Commito  Crane  2011  watercolor, casein, marble dust ground on panel  20" x 16"

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Leslie Wilkes

                 Leslie Wilkes  Untitled  10.01 2010   oil on canvas  72" x 72"
                  Wilkes work references OP ART, Chicago Imagists, and simple geometry.
                 Her well crafted paintings are intriguing to me because of the hand made
                 quality and the interesting use of color. Highly saturated hues combined with
                 pastels in unusual combinations give the work a wonky kind of come hither     
                 quality. Solid.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gary Lang

                              Gary Lang  Atticus  acrylic on canvas  7' diameter  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ruth Freeman

                   Ruth Freeman  Never There  2014  acrylic on canvas  48" x 36"
          Ruth Freeman is a Bay Area artist who uses bold strokes of color to build her 
         richly colored compositions. This well thought out work gives the viewer an 
          opportunity to see how an artist can use deceptively simple forms with straight
         forward paint handling to make complex and intriguing painting. There must be 
         something in the water in the East Bay since Kimberly Rowe and Seren Moran                
         are from the same area.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Maya Haytuk

               Maya Hayuk  Remain In Light #3  acrylic and flash on canvas  60" x 48"

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Terry Greene

                        Terry Greene  Private View  2015  acrylic on canvas  16" x 10"

Monday, July 13, 2015

Seren Moran

Seren Moran  Dislodged  2014  acrylic on paper on canvas  41" x 30"

I came across Seren Moran's work on Curating Contemporary's website. She was part of a 3 person online exhibition curated by painter/curator Kimberly Rowe whom I have posted here before. I was not surprised at the quality of the work knowing Kimberly as well as Brian Edmonds the host of Curating Contemporary, they are both excellent painters in their own right.
Morans abstract work is rooted in her ongoing search for relevance of abstract painting in todays multifaceted approach to art making. Judging from her work, she has found a voice in the continuing discussion about painting today.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jim Lee

Jim Lee  Untitled (Cream Tone #9)  acrylic, chalk, graphite and collage on canvas  69" x 48"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Michael Bauer

Michael Bauer  The Shadow Of Bob Seger 3 B.O.T.M.C  oil on canvas  72 7/8" x 60 5/8"

Monday, July 6, 2015

Tomory Dodge

Tomory Dodge  Caisson  2011  oil on canvas  60" x 60"

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Allison Miller

               Allison Miller  Untitled  2010  oil and acrylic on canvas  60" x 48"

Friday, July 3, 2015

Brian Cypher

Brian Cypher  Bowed Acquiesce  2011  acrylic and oil on linen  24" x 30"

Thursday, July 2, 2015

James Bohary

                             James Bohary  Angel Fish  2002  oil on linen  24" x 18"