Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Recent Paintings — Apollo

Apollo (2013)
This new painting is based, like Obidos, on walls of character—this one the lone surviving wall of the Roman temple of Apollo in Sicily.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Recent Paintings — Ring Five

Ring Five (2013)   60" x 24"   $2000. 00 
This is the last of my RING paintings, finished 5/13.

There are three in the series, which may be displayed individually or together as a triptych:
Ring Seven 2010
Ring Six 2013  
Paintings: $2000 each. $5000 for all three (stretched, unframed)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Prints: Deerstone

In another, smaller group of water based monotypes from 2006, entitled Deerstone, I used a similar format to the Stela series, but experimented with a cut out template that allowed for an even larger range of colors and textures within a single print—with unforeseen and often pleasing results!



images © Richard D. Perry

All prints are for sale, for details:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Prints: Stelae

I have already posted some prints I made in connection with particular paintings.

Although in the past I have worked with traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography and etching, sometimes combining the two, between 2004 and 2006 I produced several series of monoprints using water based rather than conventional oil based inks.

This technique allowed me to recreate some of the watercolor like effects that I have used in my stained paintings for many years.   Although this method does not allow true editions to be made, it is precisely the somewhat unpredictable effects produced from one impression to another that held the greater appeal for me.

In this post I show several in the Stela series of 2006, in which I combined small woodcuts of ancient Mexican motifs within free flowing haloes of various hues.




images © Richard D. Perry

All prints are for sale, for details:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Recent Paintings - Obidos

In this new painting (2012) I revisited some of the imagery from my 1966 New York paintings and photographs, in particular the effects of scarred surfaces and worn lettering.

Obidos (2012)

From walls in Portugal and New York

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Recent Paintings - Ring Seven

Ring Seven 2010
This composition of reds, greens and orange tones was inspired by images taken during the demolition of an oil platform.  Again I was intrigued by the textures of weatherbeaten surfaces and partially obliterated signage.  

This painting is one of a series of three—two more to come!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Recent Paintings: Earth, Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire: WIND (2004)                          Earth, Wind and Fire: FIRE  (2004)

Based on a series of aerial photographs of wind farms in the western US, these two paintings are part of a triptych.  The third, EARTH, remains to be completed.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recent Paintings - Smoke, Steam, Speed

I am starting the New Year with a series of posts on some of my more recent paintings - at least since 2000

Smoke, Steam, Speed  (2010)
with apologies to JMW Turner, one of my heroes

JMW Turner:  Rain, Steam and Speed  1844