These 12″ square paintings are part of Stephen’s ‘Long Series’ (1031 and counting!) I particularly like the thoughtful comments that he makes in each post. You can follow what his thinking and feeling was as he works on each piece.
Stephen’s work can be bought here: http://sbmacinnisgallery.wordpress.com/
“The great thing about doing a large series of paintings is that I can afford to experiment. If the experiment works I’m happy, and if it fails I can view it as a learning experience and move on.”
“I was very happy with the results of this painting. The grid was drawn using a gold paint pen. I like the fact that the painting at first appears pretty, but if you look close it is rough and ugly. Does pretty + ugly = beauty?”
“I really like the effect of looking through layers of marks and images. I use certain marks and motifs and I have in effect made them my own, but I feel I need to expand my mark making and find new ways of drawing.”
“I’m exploring broken fragments of graphs. Irregular edges are another favorite that I keep working with.”