Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Acrylic on Canvas

Sometimes choosing a title for a painting is a dilemma for me, so why not name it Dilemma?

I completed this painting yesterday after several hours of struggling with a variety of challenges. As I layered color and texture on the canvas, the still-wet paint turned a murky, reddish brown mess. I walked away for a while and decided to try a totally new approach. By now the muck had dried and created an interesting surface to tackle again. Bright red swaths, metallic bronze, ochre and Micaceous Iron Oxide (a color I had never used before) all helped me solve the dilemma I had originally.

This painting reminds me of a collage and has the look of an old torn billboard that exposes layers of weathered paper ads. We don't see those old billboards around here very often, but I do remember seeing them years ago along the highways in New Jersey.

Dilemma is available right now on Ebay. Check out my Ebay Store for more original abstract paintings.

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Nancy and the fatties said...

I think this is my favorite of everything you have done, Fil. I love the tension between the lines and the color, awesome work my friend. What a perfect title!

Marian Fortunati said...

Just saw your work on Clint's Newsletter. Absolutely gorgeous and deserving of that wonderful prize.
Non-representational art isn't usually my think, but it really grabbed me!! THANKS!!


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