Friday, September 11, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
Windows #2 (44 inches sq.)
This piece is heavily imbued with paint (the blood isn't the bright permanent rose but the brown spots in the upper left corner) and the color pressed through the muslin. I added the frame - metallic green, not black as it appears - later and I think it makes the painting. It moves the eye to the right and tapers down to open the square to infinity.
None of these Windows piece is stretched yet but simply draped on other paintings already hanging in our house. I like the baggy look but will probably stretch them later.
Posted by Jim Conaway at 7:11 AM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Windows 1, acrylic, acrylic ink and gesso on muslin
Eyes on a sequestered world:
I am working on a new series of paintings, called Windows, that began, in quarantine, noticing the patterns of sunlight on my studio wall. I began sketching the patterns and constantly shifting quality of light on muslin, then after a day or two spreading each canvas on the floor and trying to paint our world as it intrudes through glass panes.
The medium is acrylic, acrylic ink, gesso, and once or twice my own blood mistakenly left on the canvas after intense application of paint included breaking glass.
The canvases are then turned over and the paintings pushed through with pressure to appear on the flip side. They can't be viewed for several hours, so uncertainty prevails until the canvas is dry enough to lift and turn.
I'll be showing these and news landscape done in the way way.
Please let me know what you think.
Posted by Jim Conaway at 1:12 PM