Digital Painting

The experimental quality of painting provides gas for a creative engine.
 A play on the words "digital painting" struck me as interesting. Artists everywhere who have access to a computer  have experimented with "digital paint" programs. Advances in hardware and software technology have allowed manipulations beyond our wildest dreams. Only a few years ago displaying a simple circle on a screen was beyond the capability of most machines. Computer scientists created crude graphic images of famous paintings rendered through one colour tractor fed printers using X's and O's to create tone patterns. The whole idea just left me cold.
Perhaps in reaction to these developments my studio work has few machines attached. Liquid paint and the smell of the wood and canvas power my creative process and above all the process is a celebration of experimentation with paint. 
As my project "Random Residules" developed I began to include the dried paint found on the palette. At the time it seemed like there was an opportunity for these scrapings to play a larger part in future projects.
I have read recently that there is renewed talk around about the death of painting but I think it is safe to say that is either short sighted or a hoax.  "Digital Painting" is something I will explore a little farther. It seems like there is something there just waiting to see the light.

Slow Paint

In the deep freeze of winter, possibilities become real in the studio. 

The idea of slowing things down allows space to affect the work. Moving towards an idea one step at a time using abstraction or life representations. The speed required to capture moments on site can be set aside.

Snow Day

It is early February and deep in winter, we are digging out from a blast of frozen weather. 
For the last week we have shovelled snow and chopped ice dressed in winter coats and boots with hats and mitts and scarves against the wind and snow.
Today is a snow day.
When the work is done there will be time to enjoy the day.

Call Me

Not too long ago every desktop had space for one of these. 
It was protected and cultivated.
In its original state the "Rolodex" provided answers. 
Now as a painted object questions arise.