I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Open Dialogue

“Open Dialogue” 31”x 38” polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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My last few pieces have all been the same size, 31"x 38". The size and aspect ratio greatly influences the marks that I make in an image. At this point, I am standardizing the size mainly to eliminate a variable, plus I think they will work well together in an upcoming show. I have introduced some rather strong color elements to see how they affect the surface relief and texture.


  1. Very nice! The red formin the middle is very interesting!

  2. Great colour. What tools do you use to cut into the cement?

  3. Carole, I use a grinder with a diamond blade for large cuts and a dremmel for smaller ones.

  4. William your work is exciting to see,its great to hear you are pushing your boundaries the work is just amazing.

    Must be like giving birth every painting a great feeling.

    thank you for sharing your work

  5. Thank you David, you are an inspiration!


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