Viewing blog posts in July 2018

 

It’s time to do some fishing and paint pictures of something other than that ol’ Norwegian mountain! Gonna hang with friends too, recharge and just enjoy the summertime before starting my big Autumn push.

 

I’ll begin posting again in September! Hope you have the finest summer too!

 

Gone-Fishing copy

 

 

Logan Studio shot 7-14-18 1

 

Hey ya –

 

Here are quick studio snapshots of pictures on the boards just now. All are perplexing me. I seem to be making mountain pictures as much through erosion now as by painting them. I’m ripping, grinding, twisting and sanding so vigorously in fact, that it has become standard to add a back up sheet underneath, and sometimes even a back up to the back up! 

 

The picture above has three layers. I must flatten the whole deal before I continue assembly – or add more.

 

The next one may be my favorite of this batch. I’m in love with the BIG black marks running across – I think they’re a waterline/wave? I was actually thinking of Hokusai’s picture, The Great Wave off of Kanagawa, while I did it. As you can see, there is still sanding, edge blending and repair to do.

 

Logan Studio shot 7-14-18 2

 

My third picture has a looooooong way to go yet, and I’m worried I won’t find my way to a finish. But I have to try particularly hard because there are wonderful things going on in there already. I’m in love with the upper right quarter. Oh what to do?

 

The scraps of paper laying on the lower left are me just playing with notion of adding more textural/gestural overlay. I could either paint or collage – or both. Still thinking.

 

I wonder if this might be a nocturne?

 

Logan Studio shot 7-14-18 3

 

Finally, quite a few of my pictures lately have looked this raw to begin with. What you see here are scraps of other failed attempts that I’ve started trying to put roughly together, just to see if another mountain picture may be in there. Possibly!

 

Logan Studio shot 7-14-18 4

 

 

Logan studio snapshot 7-6-18 1

 

Good things happening in the ol’ painting and paper destruction department! Just look at these two – they’ve taken me further down my creative road than I had expected, and it’s both thrilling and a bit scary! Feel like my thinking has to catch up a little, or maybe I really shouldn’t let it? Huh.

 

Once you see really good scans (these are just quick snapshots), you are going to be AMAZED!

 

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Logan studio snapshot 7-6-18 2

 

There is sooooooo much going on everywhere in these. To keep working on both, I had to add backup sheets because I was so brutal in painting, ripping, scraping, tearing, soaking and twisting the top layer. Am I sculpting as much as painting now?

 

Logan studio snapshot 7-6-18 detail 1

 

 

Logan Dragonfly 7-3-18 3

 

A dragonfly and a damsel fly that are as abstract as not – was trying for that, and like how these came out. Some very nice mark making in there!

 

Logan Dragonfly 7-3-18 1

 

 

 

Logan studio snapshot 7-1-18

 

Finished moments ago – – – I think. You probably can’t tell from my so-so snapshot, but there is a quiet ton going on there. Just wait until I get this one flattened and scanned!

 

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