Acrylic Paintings

These are a few of the several hundred acrylic paintings I have created. I have done many on paper and those usually end up shaped. The following are all on canvas.

Here's a guide to my technique.

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Continental Drift
36" x 48"
acrylic on canvas

Water Reverie
36" x 48"


You can see that these were somewhat inspired by the Bubble Photographs as well as by Paul Jenkins and Helen Frankenthaller.

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Rainbow - 16
18" x 36"
Sunrise - 15
18" x 36"

The true origins of this style of painting are from my days as a Paint Chemist working at Cook Paint and Varnish in North Kansas City, Missouri, back in the '80s. One of my favorite occupations was pouring out all the old, bad, expired samples the lab had made in the past year. Paints of all colors, poured into a metal can, created beautiful new colors and patterns.

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Landscape - 4
48" x 84"

Waterworld - 11
48" x 84"

Some of these are available for purchase.

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Spanish Flag - 10

Spanish Flag - 17

 

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Glory
36" x 48"

Light Penetrates the Waters
48" x 72"

 

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Nova Nebulae
36" x 48"
acrylic on canvas

Storm
36" x 48"
acrylic on canvas


One of the problems with this system of sizing is, although it looks good, it's very deceiving in regard to size. The painting on the left below is rather small. The painting on the right is rather large. But on the web they are sized the same.

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Rainbow - 6
18" x 36"
The Source of Three
36' x 48"


The following cut and layered paintings are very amazing. I have a hard time believing that I actually did them. The dimensional quality is very striking. The photographs don't do them justice.

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Energy
30" x 40"
Cut and raised painting
acrylic on canvas

Celtic Knot
Carved and raised Painting
36" x 48
acrylic on canvas

 

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Energy Flow
30" x 80"

Painted Rectangles
my first stacked dimensional open wall sculpture!


I have had a hard time parting with some of my paintings. Each one is unique and spectacular. This wet-on-wet  style of painting sounds easy to do but it is actually very difficult to do well. Regardless, it is exceptionally fun.

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