Portfolio > oil on paper

Unpigmented oil drawings form a particular category of my creative process: I use poppy seed oil, linseed oil and grape seed oil to explore controlled mark making, process, imagery and the transforming effects of light on, within, and through the surface. The unpredictability of the medium is also a vehicle with which to experiment and explore interactions with varied materials.

The marks made with oil penetrate and become part of the paper as they spread and seep, and develop a forceful presence within a completed work. I have developed methods to ground drawings with pastel and backlighting others with a light box, to hide, reveal and change effects and textures.

cluster
poppyseed oil, pastel on paper
29" x 41"
cluster bomb
poppyseed oil, pastel on paper
41" x 29”
surface
poppyseed oil, pastel on paper
29" x 20”
element
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
29" x 20"
moment to surface
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
20 1/2" x 15 ”
attraction
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
29” x 41”
lovely ghost
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
29" x 41”
susceptance
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
20" x 29"
tundra
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
15" x 20 1/2 ”
sunk
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
9" x 13”
lummels pool
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
9" x 13”
lummels pool #5
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
9" x 13”
murmur
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
9” x 13”
summer dream (last one)
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
9" x 13"
descent
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
9” x 13”
bird cluster IV
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
29” x 41”
magic garden
poppy seed oil, pastel on paper
29" x 41"