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.
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...
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.