Saturday, February 20, 2010


Home In The Hills  A 24x18 inch acrylic painting on canvas
Inspired by the beauty and colors of the Texas Hill Country. Seeing the houses as the cling to the sides of the hills
This painting is a new effort in painting for me. It comes from a collaboration in style with a favorite artist and friend of mine, Jack Ramsey. Jack’s influence comes from his ability to critique. His experience comes from the 40’s and 50’s, running with a bunch of  New York artists like de Kooning, Pollock and others. 
Jack and I both agree that true abstract is out. We look for art with more substance and drama. On one of our friday get-togethers, we came to the conclusion that we were working on what we call Beyond Abstraction. This is saying that we want our work to express substance coming out of an abstract form, to include visually recognized images with motion. 
Many canvases have come and gone for this goal, but I feel that I am near the top of the hill. I will always try. It’s the trying that drives me.


sojournquilts said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts behind this lovely work!

Sixsisters said...

Love it.