may 18, 2016

05-18-16 "refugee"
05-18-16 “refugee”

10.5×8″ collage, marker

I took some cut-out pieces of an old painting or two (I cut them up long ago), and arranged (and adhered) them on a piece of matboard fairly randomly. An image or two emerged as I added lines of paint and marker here and there. I know what I see. What do you see?

may 12, 2016

05-12-16 "beehive"
05-12-16 “beehive”

2.5×3.5″ gel ink

I have a collage I was going to post today, but it just isn’t ready. So, I did some doodling with new markers and this is the result. It’s been a busy couple of weeks with framing and matting daily janes that recently sold. I don’t miss the pressure of creating a daily jane every day, but I do appreciate how it got me making on a very regular basis. It obviously hasn’t been as consistent or frequent this year, but I hope that the benefits of the practice will remain fresh in my mind.

may 4, 2016

05-04-16 "map of pain"
05-04-16 “map of pain”

9.5×7.5″ acrylic on matboard

This week, I revisited this old painting, adding new paint in the background and over the whole thing. In the original, I was imaging pain I was having several years ago. It began as an abstracted figurative form with a splotch of dried paint collaged on. Now I think it looks kind of map-like. So, even though the piece looks completely different now (and that pain is all but gone), I wanted to include part of the genesis of the painting in the title.