Empirical Romaines


“Empirical Romaines” 2016. 16″ x 10″ Acrylic impasto on Strathmore acrylic paper applied using palette knife. Oblique lighting on this photo emphasizes impasto effect. Continuing efforts to master a new technique and style by choosing a challenging subject.

Pear Leaves in Autumn


10″ x 10″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, linealist style. 2015. Gaining facility with the technique. Planning a show for the November time-frame. This painting will hang diagonally, with the upper right corner being at the top. After finishing another 2-3 paintings of more simple objects I will begin using the technique with portraits of uncritical and uncomplaining family members.

Common Thistle Bloom


9″ x 9″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, linealist style. 2015. Attempting to further refine the “linealist” concept, working with only a palette knife to compose a painting using only short lines of pigment. Using a combination of texture and color to enhance contrast in order to separate figure from ground. Working from a photo I took in my yard using my tablet’s camera.