Archive for the ‘pattern’ Category

In the studio: more circles!

Posted by admin on April 2, 2018 in new work, painting, pattern | No Comments

These are some studies for decorative patterns based on carbon dioxide, top, and carbon monoxide, bottom. The idea was inspired by the Festival of Britain, mentioned in a previous post, where designers worked with chemists to create groovy patterns based on molecular structures. Carbon. It’s what’s for dinner.   Here is a small test piece, […]

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Tessellation Row

Posted by admin on July 7, 2017 in pattern | No Comments

Elements of Pattern class starts 7/13 in my studio. I took the photo of a Moorish tile pattern, above, at the Alcazar palace in Sevilla during a visit to Spain several years ago. The Moors created a lot of their patterns by connecting the centers of a bunch of circles, basically dividing them into sixths, […]

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NEW CLASS: Elements of Pattern

Posted by admin on June 27, 2017 in pattern, teaching | No Comments

Patterns—the fabrics I find and incorporate into my paintings—are such a driving force in my work that it’s inevitable that I would eventually gravitate toward inventing my own patterns. I’ve used made-up painted patterns in some of my paintings in the past.  For the most part, I’d concentrated most of my attention on the motifs, […]

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Trouble in Florence City

Posted by admin on August 7, 2015 in composition, painting, pattern, perspective | No Comments

Poor Paolo Uccello (1397-1495). He could have been a contender. According to Giorgio Vasari, Uccello would have been “the most delightful and inventive genius in the history of painting” had he not wasted all his time and talent away on the excessive pursuit of– was it fast women, drink, hard drugs, or gambling?  – no, […]

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A Poodle Grayscale, a Fake Historical Site and Other Treasures of the High Desert

Posted by admin on March 16, 2015 in color, light, pattern | No Comments

In Southern California for my show this winter, we took a little detour to the gorgeous Joshua Tree National Park, known for its fabulous boulders and breathtaking scenery, but also for the oddball collection of artists who have made the area around it home. Looking up into the hills, you might spy a little compound  […]

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Drywall Chevrons at Lowe’s

Posted by admin on April 7, 2014 in pattern | No Comments

Pattern is everywhere, and it can punctuate an otherwise boring trip to Lowe’s with a moment of beauty and wonder. Imagine my delight when I turned the corner from the lumber department and came across these stunning piles of drywall arranged artfully in the humble, yet hip, chevron pattern in two colorways, with a possible […]

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Posted by admin on March 18, 2014 in pattern | No Comments

I took this photo of a Moorish tile pattern at the Alcazar palace in Sevilla during a visit to Spain three years ago. Recently as I’ve been preparing for the Pattern For Everyone workshop, I have been noticing the underlying structure of patterns, not just the colors, shapes, or novelty motifs that grab my attention. […]

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