Pour Studies

Pour Series 1, 2014, composite of 12 studies of oil on canvas, approximately 10 x 10 inches each.

After completing Waterfalls, I wanted to go further with this new way of working and make a series.  I also wanted to take time to reflect and think about where I should take it.   Besides its namesake, Waterfalls reminded me of views from a plane or sweeping landscapes of the ocean meeting the shoreline, a river cutting into the earth, or the sky changing colors.  I looked at some of my photos over the last few months and realized I captured many landscapes with colors transitioning in and out of each other, forming curvy shapes and dreamy auras.   I decided to use them as inspiration for my Pour Studies, which I plan to use as starting points for larger paintings similar to Waterfalls.  I am happy with the way the studies turned out and think they work as individuals, in groups, or as a large installation.

Pour Series 2, 2014, composite of 10 studies of oil on canvas, approximately 10 x 10 inches each.

Here are a few of my inspiration photos:

Stay tuned for the larger paintings to come out of these Pour Studies...