Monday, June 27, 2011

Silent Witness (Experimental Series)


I did these little portraits a couple months ago, experimenting with some different approaches and techniques. I painted all of them simultaneously so that they would have some cohesion, and if something was going right I could carry that to the next one, if something was going wrong I did not have a lot of time and energy invested in any one as an individual. Each one is done on a little 8" x 8" board, I wanted to work pretty small and fairly quick to keep things fresh and spontaneous. Some are better than others, and a few effects came out kind of cool, others not so much...but I wanted to display all 15 in all their separate failure and success instead of editing down to the ones I like. It is really nice to step back and try something a bit different, it may not end up being your best or favorite piece, but what is learned in the process is so incredibly valuable.

They are currently at Gallery 903 in Portland.

5 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

So you did these all at the same time? They're fantastic as a set.

mark bailey said...

Thanks Kimberly! Yeah, I did all at the same time, kind of overwhelming...but a nice challenge.

Kathy Weber said...

Mark- I love these...

Dany said...

Mark
A new fan from San Francisco CA. Saw a couple of your paintings in Portland OR. Last week. I would like to see more and was wondering if any of you paintings can be purchased directly from you.

mark bailey said...

Hey Dany, thanks for the message!
Best place to see more work and what is available is on my site here...

http://baileypaintings.com/#1672132/Available-Paintings

I do not typically sell directly, any of the galleries that represent me would be the best place to make a purchase.