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Some new tondo paintings

Recently, I’ve been working more and more in the circular (or tondo) format. The main result of this is that my work has been given something of a new lease on life, in particular in dealing with the compositional aspect of this change. Most paintings, generally speaking, are done in a rectangular format, the original idea being, I suppose, that the artwork was like a window or door upon another world. With a circle, that point of view changes. To me, the art piece becomes a small world unto itself. There is also a connection with the human eye, and probably other things that I haven’t thought of yet. Here are some of my favorite and very latest tondos…

Nocturne's Garden

Nocturne’s Garden, 2012, acrylic on circular canvas, 16″ diameter.

Andromeda

Andromeda, 2012, acrylic on circular canvas, 12″ diameter.

The Great Manipulator

The Great Manipulator, 2012, acrylic on circular canvas, 12″ diameter.

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Head of Venus, 2012, acrylic on cardboard, 18″ x 18″ approx.

New mythological acrylic painting on cardboard…the cardboard actually came from the lid of a pizza box that was in the recycle pile in the garage…

Head of Venus, 2012, acrylic on cardboard, 18

Head of Venus, 2012, acrylic on cardboard, 18″ x 18″ approx.

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Pandora

This acrylic painting makes a kind of trilogy with the two below (Madonna of the Wasteland and The Morning Star). It’s painted on a blue ground in a kind of semi-pointillistic technique, which seems to be able to give the image layers of depth. I want to do more paintings like this on a larger scale with more complex arrangements…figures and not just heads…

Pandora, 2012, acrylic on board, 20" x 16"

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