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.

Monday, April 11, 2011


“Nocturn” 19”x 15”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
(click to enlarge)


  1. William, tell me more about Nocturn. It is smaller than your other work. Is it yellow pigment or gold? Tell me more!

  2. Hi Carole! Yes this piece is small because it was an experiment. It is much faster and cheaper to work small and if it fails, I don't have this huge ugly cement thing that I have to dispose of. I have used cad yellow oil paint as accents here. I started applying oil paint to the finished cement surface after it has cured in some cases. Oil can be worked into the surface as a stain or applied opaquely strait from the tube. This has allowed me to expand my palette, as dry pigments compatible with cement are somewhat limited.

  3. Thanks William. I'm guessing dry pigments can't be mixed? Very interesting medium you work in.

  4. Carole, I do mix dry pigments to get certain colors but the results are often unpredictable. Also the color of the cement that serves as the binder affects the outcome.


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