Untitled 70

Untitled 70, 2020

Acrylic on Canvas
30×40 in


Untitled white

Untitled White, Mar 2021
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 30 in


Untitled for Marlene

Untitled, Sept 2020
Acrylic on canvas
38 x 48 in


Bison for Claire

Bison for Claire Sept 2020, commission
Acrylic on Canvas
38x48in


A piece by Jordan

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Untitled, 2015
34in X 45in
Acrylic on canvas
Jordan

This untitled work is by my dear artist friend Jordan.  It accompanies my daily three hot meals.  It is a strong piece that demonstrates a mastery of colour. Jordan seems to do no wrong when it comes to executing Expressionist paintings.

I find no weak spots.  The deliberate and consistent lack of figuration or artificial lines envelops a single focal point. This mark, done in red, leaps out in a little more than wavelength.  The busy layers in the foreground allow the primary red mark to shine through.  These layers are a balance between distinct and unified.  The lemon yellow, a colour very close to a primary, somehow does not temper or detract from the strong red character or the balance of the piece as a whole.  The ivory white mark to the red’s left merely relates in composition and orientation (static: upright). It tempers the focus on the red.  The primary colours (yellow, red, blue) and secondary colour (green) draw a continuous and diagonal arc that sweeps across the painting.

Neutral colours appear in opposite corners of the work, but never the same colour.  An impressive feat is not returning to any colour, yet somehow every colour and stroke seems interwoven, theoretically balanced, and able to breathe.  The neutrals, at first glance, appear as negative space, but on closer inspection, rise aboveground, as the browns seem both beneath and above the blue and the teal.

The closest mark to a recognizable basic shape is the dark coral ball that is half revealed.  It centres the otherwise ever-expansive painting.  The ball also gives our red friend some support in colour and scale.

The black is only used as line, and gives the work the slightest illustrative edge.  It’s course and depth are effortlessly expressive as the black seems to contain the upper half of the painting.

What immediately jumps out is the speed and intention with which Jordan seems to paint.  This economy of paint comes from technical skill, knowing when to sit back, and perhaps some confidence provided by my cheap whiskey.  This piece is an ending source of discovery and awe.


2017 Paintings

2017 has been full of inspiration.  I have a great new studio space. I collected art and visited artists in Morocco.  I saw Amy Dryer’s collection at Masters Gallery in Calgary. I had a live-edge olive wood table custom made as well as a chiffon scarf.  I have an exhibition at Apik Fine Art in Eau Claire Market.

Here are a few newer works:

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Californian, 2017
Acryllic on Canvas

eileen BB painting art remax
made for my friend’s Remax office in Calgary


Coastal Town

Coastal Town
Acrylic on wood
36in X 33in
coastal town

I am honoured that this piece was including in the “W” art show at Feather Gallery in Calgary, featuring 10 Calgarian female artists.


for Rumble House art battles

Rumble House painting no. 9 in a series
acrylic on canvas

24in x 36in
rumble 9


safety

Safety, 2015

acrylic on canvas

24X36

safety


untitled 31 and 32

Untitled 31 and 32
Acrylic on canvas
24″ X 36″
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