July 6, 2015

Today I started what is to be my largest work to date.  It is 70" H x 118" W.   It is currently tacked up on my studio wall on which I need a step ladder to paint the top 1/3 of the canvas.  At times I need to step back to the other edge of the studio (20 feet back) to make sure the marks I am making are what I envision in my head when I am close to the canvas. I paint with action and intuitively. This will be the first layer of many in which I add and paint away various areas of the canvas.  I decided to try and limit myself to Black, White, & Red and the combinations that could happen when they are mixed.  These paintings are usually done over a period of months so I thought no better place to share this large painting than on my blog so I can occasionally update you on the progress of my art marking and my thoughts.  

 

 

July 6, 2015

 The final work:

"America, Land That I Love"

© William H. Miller, b. 1960

24"x24"x1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

$500.00

 

Regarding the meaning of my work it starts with an image. (see attached abstract below).  I started working on this piece thinking that I wanted to communicate several things.  My love of country, My love of Texas, and something iconic and true to my abstract heart.  I started with this abstract and instantly saw an eagle which I flushed out.  Then I used the Lone Star with fields of blue and red to represent Texas.  The eagle to me is a great symbol for America because it flies high, representing beauty, peace, power and escape.  I am grateful to be in America as an artist and escapist to make my living and my life and express my love of freedom in this way.  Positive Art Change Everything - William H. Miller

 

I am please to have this new work showing in Houston, Texas as part of the AMERICAN ESCAPISM show at the John Palmer Art.  July 4th - July 11t...

July 6, 2015

Like every other business person, Mondays are the start of a new week.  I am back in the studio after a restful Fourth of July weekend. Here are few shots of me working in my studio with the wonderful north light shining in.  I am working on a few commissioned "Billy Boot" paintings for some new patrons from North Carolina.  They asked for a North Carolina Boot with references to the lighthouses on the shore, and for a Texas Boot with references to the TX Lone Star Flag and the Space Shuttlle.  I painted the ground of the canvases with a bright orange with will help solidify the two paintings as a pair.  Starting Mondays off with work is a great way to get back in the groove and get my painting talents tuned up. I welcome visitors to my studio either when I am there working or by appointment.  I would like to thank my artist friend, Michael Perrucci for taking these photos with my iPhone of me working. 

 

 

July 2, 2015

An interesting participatory art piece is at my local Myrtle Beach Art Museum - check out Before I Die...

It makes me pause and think.  What do I want to accomplish Before I Die?  Will my art live on beyond me?  Will it touch people in the future? I will need to think about this.

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