|Featured Artist at Scott Milo Gallery||Thursday, February 01, 2018 by Steve Hill|
Filed under: Exhibits and Events
Fourteen of these are plein air landscapes in pastel, from Cuba, Croatia, Belgium, Idaho (river paintings) and of course the San Juan Islands and the Skagit Valley.
One of my new pieces is a 37” diameter canvas (2” depth) that looks as much like a wall sculpture as a painting. It can be easily rotated 360 degrees to change orientation – there’ s no reference to horizontal, like looking down into a watery rhythm of shape, form and color. It is titled “Perpetual Motion”, oil paint on linen canvas and priced at $7000.
I did a series of circular canvases back in my Graduate School Days at WSU and decided to re-visit the concept with this new series. I now have a better construction method (a cabinet maker friend who can cut perfect circles) and better materials to seal, paint and varnish the finished piece (Gamblin products).