Terramarkings Paintings

Abstract paintings of the marks we make on our landscape

Even when I start a painting with a strong image or concept in mind, it always changes through the process of playing with the media. Usually, I don't understand, or more accurately, see, the theme in a series of paintings until they are complete and I have a chance to live with them for a few months.
All of the works in this series have many layers, as I kept adding to them over time (in some cases, over years) until I came up with a composition that felt right and finished. The resulting textures from all the built up paint and other media looked to me like the surfaces of landscapes. I followed my instinct to carve down into the layers. Those markings reminded me of petroglyphs made by both ancient and modern man, but also of the physical scars humans leave on the earth (terra) as we manipulate it to give us what we need (and what we don't)—markings on the land that are especially evident when seen from an aerial perspective.   


TERRA MARKINGS I

oil, metallic leaf, acrylic on canvas with painted edges

60in x 36in x 1in

2008

SOLD






TERRA MARKINGS II
oil, acrylic, casein, molding paste on canvas with painted edges
40in x 30in
2008





TERRA MARKINGS III

oil, acrylic, molding paste, metallic leaf

on canvas with painted edges

15in x 20in x 3in

2009

SOLD






TERRA MARKINGS IV

oil on canvas with painted edges

36in x 20in x 3in

2009

SOLD






TERRA MARKINGS V 

oil, metallic leaf on canvas with painted edges

30in x 20in x 3in

2009

SOLD






TERRA MARKINGS VI

oil, pencil, metallic leaf on canvas with painted edges

36in x 20in x 3in

2011

SOLD






TERRA MARKINGS VII
acrylic, mixed media on canvas with painted edges
60in x 42in x 2in
2014




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