As Halloween is near…

I’ve had the opportunity to finish up and document the rest of the paintings and drawings from the PB-TC (Paint Batch Test Card) series. The paintings amounted to 20 pieces and the drawings ring in at 43 sheets. This series has been rather fun for me and challenging to the extent that they all riff on the same theme. Basically that theme is making a mark and recording an atmosphere, with structure and time. (subconscious or uncontrolled events)

This continuity of the abstract landscape has been developed by process and guided imagery like most of the works which predate this series.

The initial contrast of the diagonal opacity measuring pattern has been pushed and pulled around quite a bit with these works. At times some pieces might more closely resemble a portion of an atmospheric landscape from the past, with the Test Card Pattern being more subdued. I enjoy the freedom to let this element come and go with continued experimentation. Perhaps the next efforts will be something entirely new, but in any case if time is kind to me more paintings and drawing will be made.

Summer has already gone

and I’ve had a little more time in the studio.  For the most part my works over the last few months have been a continuation of the PB-TC series, with drawings on paper being the bulk of the pieces. Just in August a group of 8 small paintings has come into play and is almost finished. I look forward to getting the appropriate galleries updated in the near future to showcase these recent additions. 

I’ve been carving it up lately…

with the PB-TC series. I shopped online and found a reciprocating attachment that worked with my Dremel tool. This is allowing me to refine the initial excavation process, making it more akin to drawing. (My first time using a reciprocating carver was on a self portrait back in grad school around 1999.) 

I continue to experiment with how the paint batch test card grid is incorporated into each piece. These most recent ones are bit more atmospheric, and to me look less like a swatch or sample. It should also noted that the companion series of drawings is being added to and will have a more complete post in the near future.   

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