im-age ar´chae-ol´o-gy™, [im-ij] [ahr-kee-ol-uh-jee], n. 1. The systematic recovery by artistic methods of imagery within the ground of a painting. 2. A dig into the surface ground with the butt of a paintbrush to imprint an image. 3. The space between the figure and the ground from which emerges a skeletal impression of an image. 4. A constant searching for the middle ground through the application of paint and projected thought that culminated into a work of art.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gourd & Jug, 6" x 7" , oil on canvas

Each one of these paintings seems to flow one after the other. I don't know why they relate to each other, yet are so different or why I choose certain colors. One has to pay attention to their moods to try and figure that out. Try not to read too much into these paintings. They are really just exercises in value and color.


  1. Wow ... love your glass jar... so cool... and your bachground...Wow!

  2. Sylvia:
    Thanks. I am waiting for some sunny weather to get a better photograph.

  3. Great painting! Is that a gingko leaf inside?

  4. Hi Joan Marie, Thank you for your kind comment and visit to my art blog. I love this whole artist blog movement because I get to meet and see other artists work and it is so inspiring. I think your paintings are just great! You have wonderful color harmonies going and I really like your squash. I am looking forward to more of your paintings. Nancy Rhodes Harper