Thursday, May 5, 2011

Little Paintings



Here is a group of little paintings with big subjects. These are works I sometimes do intermittently in between working on larger pieces. Although each painting has a recognizable animal form, what sparks my interest is not the type of animal itself, but rather, the challenge of finding new approaches of mixing and applying paint -- texture and juxtaposition of color which gives a painting life. In this way, painting representational subjects like animals is the same as painting something completely abstract.

Each painting measures 6" x 8" or 2.5" x 3", oil on panel.

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