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I created the series, "Raw", in response to the essay "Empty and Full" by Franois Fheng (Translated by Michael H. Ko). Chinese aesthetic thought always envisions the beautiful in its relationship with the true.
I'm thinking about the importance of choosing materials that achieve the results I want with the least amount of manipulation and are beautiful on their own. Raw canvas offers a warm backdrop that nods at the history of painting while ink can be directed but often goes it's own way when confronted by water and absorbent canvas creating transience and imperfection in contrast to an implied structure. Negative space is as important as mark making and the compositions are intentionally full and empty at once.

Weathering
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
48x36
$2700
Weathering (horizontal)
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
36"x 48"
$2800
Eventide (sold)
Ink And Acrylic on canvas stretched over board
40"x40"
Star Struck (sold)
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"sold
Sky's Limit(sold)
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
20"x 16"
Passage
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
$900
Salish Sea, Sand and Sky
Ink and acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
$2200
Almost Summer
Ink, oil on raw canvas
40"x 30"
$2200
Anybody Listening
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
30"x 30"
$2100
After All
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
$2200
Accidental Thoughts
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
$2100
Elements of Change
Acrylic, Ink on canvas stretched over cradled board
40x30
$2200
sold
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"sold
Sunlight Beach
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16" x 16"
$880
When the Moon Shines
Ink and Flashe on raw canvas
24"x18"
$1100
Conversations About Rain
Ink and Flashe on raw canvas
40"x 30"
$2200
Blue Notes
Ink, oil and pastel
20"x16"
Patina
Ink and pastel on raw canvas
24x18
$1100
White Shoes After Labor Day
Acrylic, Ink on canvas stretched over cradled board
36"x 36"
$2200
An Aggregation
Acrylic and ink
40"x 30"
$2200
Neither Here Nor There
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16x16
$900
Champagne Picnic (sold)
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"sold
Good Karma
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
40"x 30"
$2200
Color Song
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
48"x 36"
$2800
The Nature of Poetry
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
$2200
Wildflowers in a Rose World
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
$2200
Mostly Unseen (sold)
Ink and Pigment on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16" x 16"sold
Moon Illusion Sold
16" x 16"sold
Doors and Windows
Ink on Raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
$900
Trees and Light
Ink and Acrylic on stretched canvas
40"x30"
$2200
First Impression
Ink on stretched canvas
40"x30"
2020
$2200