Painting

GALLERY

Koko 2019
Koko 2019 (western lowland gorilla)
Vitreous Enamel on Glass with Pâte de Verre
12 x 12 inches
Pernambuco Pygmy Owl
Pernambuco Pygmy Owl
Vitreous Enamel on Glass
8 x 8 inches

Vitreous Enamel on Glass

As a glass artist, I have been seeking new ways to use salvaged glass. I have found that I can use many of the same mark making techniques with a variety of vitreous enamels. I can create depth through multiple pieces of glass or multiple enamel layers. I can add texture by applying the enamel in different viscosities, including dry, and by firing at different temperatures. In fact, temperature has a direct impact on color, and can be very useful.

I chose to use vitreous enamel paintings for a large number of pieces in Before We’re Gone 2019.

Contemplation (African Lion)
8 x 8 inches
Prickly Pear Cactus
Opuntia riparia (prickly pear)
Vitreous Enamel on Glass
8 x 8 inches
Moon Cactus
Gymnocalycium (Moon Cactus)
Vitreous Enamel on Glass
8 x 8 inches
Prickly Pear Cactus
Opuntia Microdasys (prickly pear)
Vitreous Enamel on Glass
12 x 12 inches
Coral Reef
Coral Reef
Dimensional Powder Painting on Glass
12 x 12 inches

Dimensional Powder Paintings

Dimensional powder paintings are created with finely ground powdered glass that is applied through sifters. Some of the sifters are wide, some narrow, and I also use a tool, called a chakpur, that is similar to the ones the Tibetan Monks use to create sand mandalas. The chakpur is a copper cone with ridges on it. A bamboo stick similar to a chopstick is rubbed along the ridges to control the flow of the powdered glass. The powders are fired at lower temperatures than traditionally used for fused glass, which helps them retain their texture, rather than melting.

Koko
Koko (wester lowland gorilla)
Dimensional Powder Painting on Glass
10 x 10 inches

Acrylic Paintings

Over the years, most of my paintings have been based in acrylics.  Recent acrylics are either on recycled canvas, such as used drop cloths, or on wood cradle boards. I often use salvaged house paint as a base, and mix my own colors with acrylic pigments.

Many of the pieces in the Before We’re Gone series were painted with house paint on recycled canvas.

 

 

Endangered Species of Maui
Endangered Species of Maui, Maui Honeycreeper & Island Aster
Acrylic on Canvas
22 x 34 inches
Do You See What I See #98 x 8 inches
Do You See What I See #9
8 x 8 inches
Hibiscus
Hibiscadelphus woodii (Hibiscus)
Acrylic on Canvas
17 x 14 inches
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