oil colors...

My current run of oil paintings are a departure from earlier works. I’ve been astonished by the colors and variety of the skies, mountains and deserts of New Mexico.  Working with a rough grisaille and multiple layers of glazes, washes and overlaid brushwork, I hope to do justice to these landscapes and cloudscapes. 


monotypes...

By way of an abbreviated explanation, a monotype is technically a print, but a transferred image of only one. My process involves drawing on a fully inked glass sheet, creating the image by scraping away ink with a razor blade, cloth or tool, then transferring the remaining image by hand to paper. The hand-transfer process adds its own character to the image making each drawing doubly unique.


cyanotypes...

My personal purpose and pleasure in creating cyanotypes is driven by several of its attributes, listed below not necessarily in the order of importance. Contact printed cyanotypes combine the simplicity of production with the pleasure of being outside on a sunny day, simple papers, benign chemistry, hands-on control, the beauty of a rich saturated blue, and the inevitable variations innate in a hand-made product. Despite the name, cyanotypes aren't necessarily blue. Toning after processing with teas or wine converts the intense blue to an astonishing variety of permanent sepias.