Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
They don't make kids playground equipment like they used to. See-saws teach kids about balance, weight, force, and teamwork. I can't think of anything like that anymore on playgrounds. Believe me, I would know, as a teacher and a parent.
I really enjoyed making these paintings. I have some more lined up to do as soon as I can make the canvases.
10" x 20"
Acrylic on canvas
Posted by j m holland at 8:38 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Remember see-saws? How about carousels, monkey bars shaped like spaceships, or miniature rocking horses mounted on sheet metal? This series of paintings will focus on these childhood images. They will also examine the affects of time and weather on them. I will look at them in a close up manner causing them to become almost abstract. Here is the first one.
Posted by j m holland at 7:23 PM
Friday, August 10, 2007
Looking inside for the last time. After this painting I began to look through the buildings. I considered posting in order but I was eager to post inside Outbuilding so I skipped this one. After this I also began the See - Saw series. I will post this series soon.
This is the second window of the barn with two windows.
24" x " 24'
Acrylic on Canvas
Friday, August 03, 2007
This painting titled this series. It also solidified my ideas about what I was trying to show. My paintings since doing this one are more complex than the Two Windows or Window paintings. They show landscapes framed by the buildings in them. They show patterns colors and shadows that rest just this side of abstract. I try to maintain my fidelity to the subject matter while trying to create something beautiful. I also want to acknowledge that I know there is an entire history of painting that I am aware of and that there was a time when the minimalists where thought to have killed it.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
This painting provides some context for my recent series. It is of the barn at Nimrod. Actually, all of the paintings in this series came from that one barn. I like the tension between the heavy roof and the windows that seem too small. I really see this series as a continuation of the landscapes I have done all along, only closer to my subjects.
Barn with Two Windows