Flame and Soot 

 

Painting with flame was an idea that I formed while still in school. My interests began moving away from the traditional mediums in favor of something a little more experimental. I still loved painting and drawing and I wanted to keep the depth and contrast I could achieve from oil or charcoal. Flame straddled the best of both worlds. The scorched paper is my pencil and the soot is my paint. 

 

 

Tam with Paintbrushes
Tam with Paintbrushes

Smoke on paper 22x30

Tam with Feather Boa
Tam with Feather Boa

Smoke on paper 22x30

Process
Process

Smoke and scorch marks on paper 22x30

Clovis (in silence)
Clovis (in silence)

Smoke on paper 22x30

Andrea (in silence)
Andrea (in silence)

Smoke on paper 22x30

Jackie (in silence)
Jackie (in silence)

Smoke on paper 22x30

Hannah (in silence)
Hannah (in silence)

Smoke on paper 22x30

Close
Close

Half of the "Open, Close" piece smoke on paper 22x30 sold

Open
Open

Half of the "Open, Close" piece smoke on paper 22x30 sold

Feather Mohawk
Feather Mohawk

Smoke on paper 22x30

Test Strips
Test Strips

Burnt paper 22x30

Charlie
Charlie

Smoke on paper 22x30

Open, Close
Open, Close

smoke on paper mounted on matte board in wooden frame sold

Skull
Skull

smoke on paper 22x30 sold This piece, which was purchased by Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery in Woodinville, Washington, is now the label of the line of wines called NumbSkull.

Repetition In Black
Repetition In Black

Smoke on paper 22x30 2013

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