Maryland

 

This page is in the works. The “Portfolio” page has become “New Mexico.” The New Mexico work stands alone. I want to honor that body of work and mark the change in life and art moving back east in 2015. I took over a year settling in before to returning to making painting/collages. If there is a common distinction Maryland vs. New Mexico, I believe that it is the marked demarcation in changing seasons . . . and the amount of time that we spend commuting and Sunday driving with the pups through southern Maryland. 

 

Version 2

This painting is clearly an abstraction, but personally evokes a storm raging over the hardscape antennae array, at the Naval Research Center facility near Chesapeake Beach.

Swamp Circle

Swamp Circle, Maryland. 20 x 20″ 2017

I’ve painted stormy land and cloud scape abstractions on and off over the years. These Maryland iterations are in part inspired by seeing an advert for a show themed “Stormy Weather” shortly after we moved here, and of course the start contrast between New Mexico and Maryland. I make art out side, but am not a a proper En Plein Air painter. I work from memory. That said, “Swamp Circle and the painting following reference a very specific location: a sod farm located aside Swamp Circle Road near Deal/Churchton, MD. in early spring during and after soft rain. 

2017-03-13 15.55.45

This is a restrained painting for me. I love the akin approach of “Tonalismbut tend to fill every space with incident in my own efforts. 

harbor-storm

This may have been the first “Maryland” and storm painting, painted after the “Jim” paintings following. I was thinking about a harbor. The battleship form on the lower left quad painted itself, and there it is.

chry-exp

“Crysalis 2” is a straight up effort to emulate the collage work of my Father and primary artistic influence Jim Crane’s 1960 – 70’s collages. My work often dances around this influence. I decided to just go there. 

I’ll add to this page as we go. Work and progress or work that I have not yet decide to include here can be found on the blog pages, “Recent News,” Home Page.

 

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