Ink and oil on canvas
It’s sad, this need to explain my affair with orange. My use of this dazzler in recent paintings is distressing due to the resistance I had to using it in the early years of my career. Brown, purple, and orange were not well-respected in art school and left in the tube, mostly. Not considered serious contenders for representation. Culpable not capable. I now appreciate this hue and hope I do it honor. Here are three pieces to consider in their orangeness.
I studied two years at L.A. Art Center and graduated with honors from Cal Arts (Choiunard), 1969. I’ve been a working artist the last three years in Medford, OR. Interim years leave a faint impression – art wasn’t my life. Current stuff represents my found inner self. I’ve discovered oil to be my favorite medium. I take occasional forays using acrylic ink, watercolor, and such. The source of imagery is unknown, flowing sometimes at a crawl and sometimes erupting explosively. My struggle is to keep my “self” out of the way. The work is better that way.