Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Work

So it's been a very long time since I last posted work. I now have a new studio outside my house which has been transformative. I'm able to do work and focus on it without worrying about my son. And I get to use all the solvents I want which had made my painting very difficult at home.

Before I had moved my studio out of the house, I started to draw piles of my art books. I had initially wanted to take piles of white paper and create landscapes with the paper so I piled my art books up to see what that would be like. I did a bunch of drawings of the piles to see if it was something I was interested in pursuing. As it turns out the books are much more interesting to me than the paper would be. I wanted something that would be all white and the pages of the books are ostensibly white but through age and printing nothing is actually white. So I'm painting all white things where nothing is actually white at all.


Rick Cole said...

Wonderful painting. Who would have thought there would be such variety in a stack of books. Are you using oil on mylar?

Rick Cole

Neil Plotkin said...

Hi Rick,
Thanks for visiting. I am painting oil on mylar. I haven't made a dent in the roll you gave me so I think i have many years of mylar ahead of me! Thank you!