steven j. simmons - artist


Trading Sentences

 

Happy Monday ...Happy March!

 

Today's blog post is a mini-moment about a little piece that I painted last year.  "Trading Sentences", pictured above, is an attempt to capture the typical pattern of a two way conversation.  The liquid lines represent the flow of topics as they progress forward, change direction, relate to other subjects, loop back around and/or just go nowhwere.  

 

Just sayin ...

 

To view this mini in greater detail click here:

http://stevenjsimmons.com/images/trading-sentences

 



My oldest daughter Jessica looking through a hollow beach log in Oregon last year.



Jolie's Cabin

Today's post is dedicated to a person that I encountered recently that dreams of living in a cabin in the woods.  I finished this tiny painting on New Year's Eve Day, 2012 as 8-10 inches of snow fell outside.  If you look closely, you can actually feel the warmth coming from the tiny fireplace inside ...

 

Jolie's Cabin

Acrylic, heavy gesso, and fiberglass powder on canvas

2 x 3 (mini)

2012

 

To view this mini in greater detail click here (and click the "i" button):  

http://stevenjsimmons.com/images/jolies-cabin

 



Goofyfoot's Foothold

Final goofy post about this goofy painting.  No offense to the "Naturals" of the world (that includes me ...goofy guy but a Natural surfer).

 

Goofyfoot's Foothold

Acrylic, tempera, super heavy gesso, gels, fiberglass cloth and fiberglass powder on canvas

12 x 25

2015



Gooyfoot's Foothold (alt view)

More shots to come on this one ...providing this alt view to show the textures and the light reflecting off of the wave.


I am almost finished with a new painting called "Goofyfoot's Foothold."  

 

The term "goofy foot" is defined as follows:  A term in skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding for riding with your RIGHT foot forward, as opposed to the more common way (left foot forward).

 

Stay tuned.



Gibson's Glide (Glassyopod Through The Liquisphere)

Pictured above is my latest creature-creation which in some way shape or form is related to Liquifly (see yesterday's blog post).  Gibson is a glassyopod, gliding through the liquisphere of another time and place.

 

Gibson's Glide (Glassyopod Through The Liquisphere)

Acrylic, tempera and fiberglass on canvas

17 x 17

2015



Liquifly And The Seven Splashes (On A Mayfield Afternoon)

Pictured above is a painting that I finished last month but did not get a chance to post until today.  This is another whimsical piece that may one day become part of a children's book.  The wings and the body of "Liquifly" were made from fiberglass cloth and liquid paint.  The "Splashes" would speak for themselves, if only they could.

 

Liquifly And The Seven Splashes (On A Mayfield Afternoon)

Acrylic, tempera, spray-paint and fiberglass cloth

12 x 25

2015


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