Landscape 16" x 20". Plaster, tile glue and acrylic wall paints. My first brushless painting (the tile glue is very thick - I spread it on with a trowel - awesome!).
Friction 16" x 20".
Soaked cloth, paper, acrylic. I painted in very thick, wet, multiple layers to make sure the canvas was totally soaked. The painting was exposed by scraping along the grooves - that is to say, by friction.
Slump 16" x 20".
Plaster, paper, string, tile glue and acrylic paint.
Tree 16" x 20".
Wooden blocks, bark, wire and wall paint.
Big Island Brownie (about 8" x 12").
Plaster, squeeze tube, wall paint and epoxy.
Ancient 36" x 36".
Plaster, gold leaf and acrylic paints.
Acrylic paints, squeezed, painted and thrown
Textures 40" x 40".
Wooden blocks, rope, plaster, plastic shelf covering and soaked paper.
Cut 40" x 40".
I had in mind looking into a wound.
The right splash pattern was obtained by experiment - I changed the viscosity of the oil, the drop height (about 7 ft, eventually), the pour rate and the sweep speed. It couldn't have come out better!
China 40" x 40".
Paint soaked cloth.
Brass 6" x 6".
Plaster, acrylic squeeze bottle, paint, brass rods and epoxy.
I wanted to make a gold thing.
Dots 40" x 40"
Dropped paint on a blue-sky background
Craters 40" x 40"
Polystyrene and acrylics, mostly squeezed and some spray paint too. I don't know why I did this, but I enjoyed it big-time.
Crater/Corona, about 16" x 20"
The precursor to "Craters". OK, which one is it? Crater or corona? You be the judge.
Landscape 40" x 80"
My first big painting, too big to photograph well. Concrete, bird grit, plaster, mastic tool coating compound, acrylic and some spray paint action. Yeah baby!
070210, 8" x 16".
Acrylic paint and bark.
Tree. 16" x 20".
Marker pen and acrylic paint on canvas.
Three Towers 18" x 24". Writing by Jing. This one seems to aggravate a noticable fraction of the people who see it, but i don't know why.
Tree 16" x 22". Acrylic on canvas.
Untitled - 18 x 24 inch. Acrylic and epoxy.
Red 18" x 24".
Tile glue, acrylic and epoxy. My favorite picture, now gone to England, never to be seen again.
Green 18" x 24".
Blue 18" x 24".
Soil 18" x 24".
Plaster, concrete, seeds and acrylics.
Untitled - 18" x 24".
Mini Splat 18" x 18".
Communicate. 36" x 36". Acrylic paint.
Distorted Text, 8" x 16". Distorted text, tile glue, acrylics, spray paint and epoxy.
Orange, 16" x 22". Tile glue and built-up acrylic wall paint.
Root, 18" x 24". Just paint.
070704, 16" x 20".
Tile glue, plastic pellets, wooden blocks, garden dirt, string, plastic wrapper, acrylics and epoxy. The real thing is very...shiny. It's also my new fave.
070701, 16" x 20". The usual: tile glue, acrylics, wood blocks and epoxy.
City. 24" x 48". Tile glue base, wood, plastic under acrylic.
Strata. 6x14". Tile glue, chalk, smashed flower-pot and rocks. No paint was harmed in the making of this painting.
Excessive Speed. 16"x20". Acrylic paint only. What you see when you look through a telescope while driving fast on a city road at night. Doing that is incredibly scary!
Skin. 9" x 12". Acrylics. The flow is guided with a stick and by gravity. The thought behind it was a medical thin-section of the skin, through the epidermis and down.
Panorama. 3 Panels each 18" x 18". Acrylic paint drops.
Beach/Shoreline. Painted on a piece of particle board I found, about 24" x 36". Tile glue, wire, sticks, plastic matting, steel wool and acrylics. The colors on the www are more intense than on the real thing, but you can see what's going on. Ready to swim? It's not cold.
"Three", 16"x20". Fiberglass resin with added pigments. The viscosity is good and I like the translucency and the texture, but the main killer is the smell. I was ill from the fumes after this one, even though done in an open garage. And the painting itself stank too much to bring inside for a couple of weeks. If I can fix the fume problem I will try another.
Sky, 16" x 20". Acrylic paint and tile glue on canvas. It's actually Day Sky and Night Sky: parts of it glow in the dark. The bits that look grey here are in fact gold and copper. 11/2007
Colors, 16" x 20". A lot of tile glue for the body, string and acrylics. 11/2007
Stars Over the Ocean. 8" x 10". Spray plaster, spray paint and acrylic paints.
Suu Suu's Brain. 36" x 36". Acrylics.
Branch. 8" x 16". Acrylics. I think this went to England, too.
Cell/Shell. 8" x 12". Acrylics, glass, pistachios and epoxy.
071216. 16" x 20". Acrylic paint.
Metal Swirl. 16" x 20". Acrylic, spray paint and epoxy.
16"x20". 2008 Jan 16. Acrylic (black) and oil (colors) paint.
Book. 12"x16". 2008 Jan 26. Tile glue base, acrylics and spray paint.
Spark. 12" x 16". 2008 Feb 08.
Grid. 12"X16". Acrylics, glass and epoxy.
Tree 080224. 12" X 16". All lines bifurcate with a tree-like angle. Silver lines start from copper ones, gold lines start from silver. Yellow and white dots go near the ends of gold and silver lines. Do this and you have a tree.
Circuit 080323. 12" X 16". Tile glue, acrylics.
080514. 18"X24". Acrylic paint pens dragged for lines and splattered for spots.
Mosaic. 18" x 24". Tile glue, acrylics, water colors, airgun pellets.
Santa Barbara 080602. 12" x 16". Plaster, spray and acrylic paints. Here's the key: the beach at Santa Barbara is the most interesting one I've been to, with black/brown oil-tar that oozes out of the rocks. Oil is "black gold". The beach is littered with shells, crab-parts and giant strands of kelp and other amazing structures thrown up by the last big waves. The sand on this beach is irrelevant except as a support for these other more interesting things.
2008 June 7
Leaf. 080611. 18" x 24". Acrylics and watercolor paint. Now in England: lost.
Slit. 40"x40". Oil paints, brushed and dropped, and brass rod.
080623. 12" x 16". Fiberglass epoxy resin with pigments. OK, I finally got to grips with the stinky resin and this time it didn't make me sick. The great thing is the adjustable translucency. The bad thing is the volume limitation set by exothermic heating - it self-boils after a few minutes.
Small Islands. 8" x 16". Resin on gouged spray-plaster background (for relief).
Collection. 080704. 24" X 28". Colored epoxy resin poured, dripped and pushed around with a chopstick, on glass.
Zulu/Redoubt. 080908. 36"X48". Kitchen towels, tile glue, chopped flotation device, sticks, acrylic sheeting, acrylic and spray paints, on canvas background. Water blasting with a garden hose played a pivotal role: use the zoom tool to have a look around. The classic scene in the classic anti-war movie Zulu is when the defending soldiers step from behind their hastily constructed redoubt. The colors and texture represent the land around Rourke's Drift, the ring of connected circles is the redoubt but also the shape of the Zulu shield. The brown streaks are dirt.
String Book, Orange Book. 20081009. 12" x 16". Plaster, acrylics, string and gold paint. The 3D-ness once again is totally lost on the www.
Landscape. 20081022. 12" x 16". All acrylic paint.
Turtle. 081029. 12" x 16". Only acrylic paints.
Swarm. 081114. 12"x16". Acrylics dropped and dabbed.
Through the Microscope. 2009-Mar-07. About 3ft X 4ft. Thick acrylics on top of epoxy relief (the 3D effect is not apparent in photographs). My motivation here was to make something very bright, big, lively, almost organic in appearance. One problem is that the camera cannot handle the dynamic range from full white to matt black. Another is that the metallic bits look white in this picture. You gotta see the real thang. David Jewitt.
"House", 2009-Mar-09, 14"X18". Acrylic paint.
''Leaf''. 20090317. 14"X18". Acrylics and metallic ink on blackboard paint.
"Six". 2009-Apr-12. Two panels each 12" X 16". Acrylics (brushed), blackboard paint (dripped) and metallics (squeezed).
''Mega''. 2009-Apr-14, 12''X16''. Extra thick tile glue, copper cylinders, thin dowels and sticks, acrylic, bb pellets, spray paints and more glue. One tough li'l painting, best viewed under harsh, unnatural light, in a cold room, while hungry and listening to Wold.
"Egg". 2009-Apr-20. 12" X 16". Tile glue, wire, string, bark, sticks, plaster, acrylic paint. So 3D it's almost not a painting anymore.
4-panel. 4X 9 X 9 inches. 2007. Acrylics, ready-mix concrete and mastic coating compound.
14X18 inches. 2007. Concrete overpainted with acrylics.
"Be Seeing You". 20090622. 16X20 inches. Tile glue, wire, glass, plastic pellets, rice, brass cylinders, acrylic and epoxy. View on "full screen". Painting now living in Belfast.
"Sky Spiral" - 12 x 16 inches. [2009-12-01] Acrylics. Stars and galaxies, sunspots and comets. Even Bok globules. I got'em all. The iridescent bits don't show clearly in this picture. [nice zoomed]
"My trip to Mexico". 2010feb17. 36 x 48 inches. Acrylics only (zoom tool).
25 Micropaintings. 8 x 10 inches.
2010 Apr 2. 18x24 inches. Acrylics, watercolor and colored pencils.
"Burst". 36 x 36 inches. 2010Apr20. Acrylic bubbles & pen. Liquid in light bubbles that attach to the canvas drains down the bubble surface to leave a ring, sometimes filled as the bubble bursts. Heavy bubbles drain to the bottom even during free-fall, making an additional central spot that survives attachment to the canvas and frequently itself contains a nest of trapped microbubbles. Surface-attached bubbles that burst emit high velocity unidirectional liquid jets that look like splashes. Failed bubbles make the dark dots.
20100503. 36 x 36 inches. Acrylics, tile-glue, twigs and pistachios.
"121". 36 x 36 inches. 2010 May 27. Tile glue and acrylics. [nice zoomed]. There are two ideas here. First, there are so many circles that you can't hold them in memory, so your brain has to struggle to look for the pairs or similarities or patterns. Second, the appearance of each circle has two parts: the painted part and the 3D topography part. The latter is influenced by the external illumination, so the appearance changes with the light and with the angle of view. Lastly (OK, I guess three ideas) the circles are on a grid, but I deliberately set out the grid by eye not by measurement, to make it look more interesting than if it were exactly periodic. So, it's kind of orderly but kind of messy at the same time.
Cilia bilia. 20100611. 36 x 36 inches. Paper, plastic, garden debris, string, acrylic, metallic paint, tile glue and squeeze tubes on canvas. The ring has the texture of beef jerky.
Diatomic. 20101129. 36x36", acrylics
Landscape, 20110425 4ft x 5ft. Tile glue and rope for structure, acrylic matt paint.
Garden. 4ft x 5ft, acrylics. I took it outside to dry and a bee tried to pollinate one of the red flowers, suggesting that bee vision is not that good.
2012March, 4 ft x 5 ft, tile glue, housepaint, string, beans. Definitely a texture painting.
20120720. 4ft x 5ft. Tile glue, acrylics. 3D in the best way.
Flower, 2014 Jun 26, 2ft x 2ft, watercolor