Wednesday, March 19, 2008


The gallery responded to my query saying they really liked my work and thought they could sell it, but they did not deal with any art under glass. That was all the impetus I needed to finally begin working on canvas with oils and acrylics. I had been telling myself to do this for several years but could never overcome the inertia of starting something new.

That was over 2 years ago. My first few pieces were small and tentative as I gained some comfort with the medium; I turned to acrylics because I had them available and found that they suited my style of work. Initially I painted a number of imaginative landscapes, making them up as I painted, and later began creating more literal scenes. As expected, the work continues to evolve. The last few days posts show the most recent work. Today I ‘m posting some of the very early acrylics from 2 1/2 years ago.

Cascades, acrylic 48x36 $3000

Crevice acrylic 48x24 SOLD

Autumn Barn acrylic 30x15 $900


dog face girls said...

I really like these, especially Crevice.


Linda said...

I really love that format -- 12x24 or 24x48. It is interesting that the gallery's request was the final reason you changed to canvas -- it seems like acrylics come very very naturally to you, and I would have thought they actually came first! :-)

Dining Alone said...

I LOVE the last one, glad to hear the gallery is interested.

Linda Blondheim said...

Crevice is my favorite too William. I love your paintings. The meaningles doodle is also a favorite.

Villager said...

All these three pieces are just...well...very cool! Imagination and elegance.
I hope you are enjoying your trip. Safe travels.

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful...I especially like the Autumn Barn. It's always hard to switch mediums...but it's obviously working well for you. I used to work with oils too but really like acrylics so much more. Plus they don't make me woozy!