Small "Abstract" Watercolors

While watching the Pats game

I played with a small pad, marker and watercolors.

Trying to think abstractly 

I started with 5 shapes of varying sizes and color.

No reference.  


That didn't last long. 

This became the pizza we had during the game. 


This became an appetizer plate


And of course, a beach scene. 


It's funny how our brain reads shapes and 

we immediately identify them as something. 

I find it a challenge to think of 

just shapes and their relationships with each other. 

Finding My Voice

The final session of the online class I'm taking is "Finding Your Voice".

We've been gathering, compiling, and analyzing our personal visual influences; including paintings, as well as other art forms. It's been a revealing and eye-opening exercise.

I recently submitted these pieces to the Copley Society Holiday Small Works show, where I noticed a common thread in my work.

Corner View 14 x 14 oil

Corner View 14 x 14 oil

From Above 14 x 14 oil

From Above 14 x 14 oil

Sky Lit 14 x 14 oil

Sky Lit 14 x 14 oil

Cross Roads 10 x 8 oil

Cross Roads 10 x 8 oil

I clearly have a tendency toward a structural composition, with "geometric clarity."

Stay tuned!