Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Updated painting website invitation

Phillip J. Mellen 

I have just updated my website with seven recently completed paintings. There is a total of twenty two new works from 2013. Please visit my website by clicking the image above. 

Thank you so much.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Small shaped paintings on foam

13" x 9" acrylic and house paint on foam 2013

How we made it through the arboretum 
12" x 10" acrylic and house paint on foam 2013

the canary and the cardinal
13" x 9" acrylic and house paint on foam 2013

I have been working on rigid foam, off and on, for a couple of years. I have made a few constructions with them in the past and enjoy watching it change my approach to painting. 
It is very easy to cut and shape. It holds its rigidity and has a nice 2" depth and really has a nice presence on the wall. The behavior of paint on the surface is very interesting. It holds washes nicely as well has thick and opaque paint applications.

Here are some works from the past, using the same material:

pull toy 
21" x 21" x 18"
foam, wood, plastic, acrylic paint, rope and casters

 monologue with yellow and purple
5" x 13" foam, wood and acrylic paint

I hope you enjoy these works, thank you!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Two more from my collaboration with Stephen B. MacInnis

Here are two more pieces from my collaboration with artist, Stephen B. MacInnis. I have submitted some poems and short texts to Stephen and he is adding painting elements and media. These two are both 12" x 12" mixed media on paper. 

click paintings to enlarge

To see more from our collaboration, please use this link to visit a previous post on this blog: More collaborations