Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Overlapping Grids in Color

I have been playing with the overlapping grid idea in color. These drawings begin in color theory and the optical nature of color, and move into my memories of posters from the 1960's (Hello blacklight).  When looking at the drawing in person the colors move, and in the center of the drawings, where the grid is most dense, there is a dulling of the color in the eye. The intense color makes them difficult to present in a photograph but the idea is there.
Michael McGuire - Untitled Grid Study/Green on Violet - Acrylic Paint, Watercolor on Arches
Michael McGuire - Untitled Grid Study/Cad Red on Prussion Blue - Acrylic Paint, Watercolor on Arches

Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Watercolor To Celebrate The Arrival of Warm Weather

Michael McGuire - Untitled Watercolor Study - 8.5 x 11 inches

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Collages

Michael McGuire - Untitled Collages - India Ink, Neutral PH Adhesive, Arches Watercolor Paper - 14 x 10 inches each
Detail
Michael McGuire - Untitled Collage - Archival Mat Board, India Ink, PVA - 18 x 42 inches

Friday, May 13, 2016

The 'Overlapping Grids' Series Continues

Three new drawings in the what I am now calling 'Overlapping Grids' series. All drawings are on Arches watercolor paper sized at 40 x 26 inches. Media is: acrylic paint and pencil.
Michael McGuire - Overlapping Grids #9
Michael McGuire - Overlapping Grids #10
Michael McGuire - Overlapping Grids #7
And then three photos I made the other day on a foggy bike ride up to the gallery. I think they relate to the drawings.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

TPAN Art Therapy Exhibition

Open to all. Come by and take a look and enjoy a few refreshments with us.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Google Image Search

I use 'Google Image Search' almost every day. Every once in a while I will perform a Google 'Search by Image' search of a drawing of mine to see what pops up through the internet that is similar. I will upload a photo of a specific piece, and not only will Google display all the places that image exist, it will also display 'Visually Similar Images'. I'm essentially letting Google make associations for me. Most results are not too far off base, but a few are quite surreal.

I uploaded an image of the drawing on the left yesterday.

These were all in the first 20 images that Google found under 'Find Similar'.