Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Corn Field

This work was inspired by a paint out at a local farm surrounded by corn fields. I had been told that the corn "speaks" but this was the first time I heard the creaks, snaps, sighs and groans for myself. Kind of eerie. So I painted the corn stalks large and up close, and added papers, material, and pictures from an old calender.  I think this is about 16x20 on canvas.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Its all about the trees...

These works are created with two different techniques, one acrylic paint, the other collage with paper and scraps of cloth.... but the subject matter always seems to have something to do with trees. In fact, a lot of my art seems to be about trees. Perhaps it is a result of spending my childhood on a mostly tree covered property?