Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Black Phone No. 2

Last night I finished this piece titled Black Phone No. 2. oil on combined scrap metal. The lower half of this piece was formerly a small oval waste paper can that I cut off the bottom and rolled flat and then riveted to another piece of found roofing tin. This piece will be heading to Gallery 50 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for a solo show there opening on Saturday, September 20, 2008. Click on the image above for a closer look.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Clothes Pins

I recently finished this piece "Clothes Pins" oil on scrap copper. This is roughly the third variation of clothes pins that I've painted. One thing that I like about copper and in this painting specifically is the tell tail sign of my hands coming into contact with the copper. Being right handed you can see along the right edge of the piece the multiple prints made by the heel of my hand as it traveled up and down the right edge of the copper panel. I've been doing a lot of work on scrap copper. It's a great material to work with for other reasons as well. First, scrap copper usually comes in a wide variety of patina tones. And secondly it bends so easily.
Click on the image above for a closer look.