Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9, 2011... Some studio work!

These are some little 6"x6" paintings that I'm doing to enter into a show called '6" Squared' that is being put on by the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA in March. They're good to do for a few reasons, one if they get into the show, that will be good, but also because I find them to be a good way to experiment with ideas, color, paint application and all of the other 'art' tools I have. If one works you learn something to use in the future, if one doesn't you usually learn even more. Thanks for looking.


'Awakening' 6x6 oil


'Hot Spot' 6x6 oil

15 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Marc, these are so full of energy and exciting colour.... they really speak to me. Good luck with the show. Are you still prepping the panels yourself?

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Love your use of light.

Sonya Johnson said...

These are both wonderful, Marc, although I'm especially partial to the second one. Your ability to portray light in your paintings always leaves me in awe.

Thanks for sharing!

Gary Keimig said...

beautiful use of light ins such a simple way.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Marc - I'm really looking forward to seeing your 6 x 6 inch paintings in person at Randy's! These two turned out beautifully.

Andre Lucero said...

Nice Marc. It is the Ooomf! of the painting that is most critical. These have Ooomf!

Lauren said...

Beautiful...both of them. I'm partial to a square format.

Kristin said...

I love the paintings that you have been posting on your blog! I especially like the light in the sky of these two paintings. It is really beautiful!

Kevin Menck said...

Whew! Sure like the paint application on that bottom one.

Dalibor Dejanovic said...

They are looking awesome Marc! I really like the bottom one.

Vicki Sergent said...

Love that "Hotspot" one. I think Randy first saw your work when I took my little 5x7 from your first April marathon in to have it framed and he asked me about the painter, i.e., you.

Liz said...

These 2 paintings made me very emotional, (in a good way)! Thank you for sharing!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you for all of your comments... :)

Maggie these are Pintura panels that I over prime with an alkyd primer. The alkyd primer varies from one that I get from Zecchi's in Florence, Italy to W/N's, to an pro grade Sherwin Williams interior alkyd primer (which I really liked but it's no longer being made).

The 'Hot Spot' painting has that color that all makes us drool when we see it in real life, so it's not surprising that it seems to be a favorite of the two. I'm a little disappointed in the photo of the 'Awakening' piece... it's just not that warm.

Thanks again... I truly appreciate your comments.

Kelly M. said...

love that bodacious orange flash!

Taryn Day said...

One of the most beautiful landscapes I've come across in a while. You make that amazing flash of orange look so natural and easy. I'm glad to have found your blog!