Friday, December 2, 2016

Work Seems To Be The Only Refuge

Michael McGuire - 2 Untitled Color Studies - Watercolor, Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper - 30 x 22.75 inches
Michael McGuire - 2 Indigo Drawings - Watercolor, Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26.25 inches each

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A New Large Collage and Two Unusual Photographs

Michael McGuire - Untitled Collage - Acrylic Paint, Recycled Cardboard - 60"x40"
Michael McGuire - Untitled Watercolor Studies - Windsor Newton Watercolor on Arches Paper - 30"x22.75" each
I thought this was an unusual photograph. I could almost be read as a narrative, if that had been my intention. I like it as a photograph too, the image might make a good photo based print.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Todays Work

Recycled Cardboard, Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper

Friday, November 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Worked Outside Today

It was 73 degrees in Chicago today so I took advantage and worked outside in the back courtyard. I dyed a few large sheets of watercolor paper with bright colors this morning, then a quick lunch on Argyle Street while they dried. Then this afternnon I made a series of quick India ink studies inspired by a sculpture I saw over the weekend. These drawings relate to the basket drawings I made a few years ago, but in my mind I have been referring to them an 'Arks' all afternoon.

Home to watch baseball this evening. Game six, I won't say anything, afraid to jinx.
Michael McGuire - 'Ark' Studies - India Ink on Arches - 10''x14''

Monday, October 24, 2016

New Drawing

I'm posting a photo of this brand new drawing in order that I will be able to look at it online over the next couple days. I have been wanting to make a somewhat more complex 'Girder and Panel' drawing for awhile now.  I had completed the pencil under-drawing last spring and stashed it away in a drawer. I had the ink out today and pushed through this drawing in addition to a smaller commissioned one. Now I will have quick access to this image on various online platforms to view and contemplate when I get the impulse. I like to think about my work in this way: Out of the studio, when I get the urge, wherever I happen to be. I am going to look at it on my phone right now!

Michael McGuire - Untitled - Acrylic Paint on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40''x26''