The “Jazz Combo” Series, Part II

Monotypes Part 2, The “Jazz Combo” Series By Thom Wright 2020 Continuing from my earlier post on “The Jazz Series”, started in 2018, I continued making a series of 50 monotypes that year.  Most of them I kept and framed, and in this post, I describe my second of three groups of prints, those madeContinue reading “The “Jazz Combo” Series, Part II”

On Figurative Painting

For years I studied the figure, in many life drawing classes especially. While I did learn proportion, I could not transfer that experience to painting the figure. Painting is different from drawing, where it’s brushes, not charcoal or pencil, and color versus greys. My better drawings tend to be expressionistic, and that’s the direction thatContinue reading “On Figurative Painting”

Early Forest Warning Paintings

I began my “Forest Warning” series in 2018, and started as usual with some small studies. At that time, a rather new painting approach was becoming “popular” on the web, called “paint pouring”. The major characteristic of this approach has to do with its completely unpredictable outcome, because of the rather free of hand pouringContinue reading “Early Forest Warning Paintings”

An Student Artist’s Global Warming Research Project

By Thom Wright   (2005 – 2020) Summary Thom Wright, as a graduate art student at Cal State University Long Beach in 2005, investigated a potential solution to Global Warming (now Climate Change), which is caused by increasing levels of green-house gases in the atmosphere due to human activity. While taking an art course in IntermediaContinue reading “An Student Artist’s Global Warming Research Project”

Deciding to Frame a Painting or Not

An important aspect in the decision of buying a painting concerns whether to frame a painting or not. For Abstract paintings, especially large paintings, the trend towards unframed work grows, even in art galleries and museums. At your home it is a personal choice, and to address this for my art, this posting addresses. ShownContinue reading “Deciding to Frame a Painting or Not”

Monotypes – Jazz Combo Series

ART STATEMENT for the Jazz Combo Monotypes Series Making visual art about live jazz music became the source of my inspiration and direction in a large group of monotypes titled “The Jazz Combo” series.  After leaving printmaking for 12 years, I still had my big press working and lots of cans of oil-based colored inks.Continue reading “Monotypes – Jazz Combo Series”

Analysis of Making a Painting

To introduce myself to viewers as an “abstract expressionist” painter, the goal of this post is to walk through a number of stages of development of a selected painting in order to present my painting process and some of my thinking and decision making at each stage. This series consists of acrylic and ink onContinue reading “Analysis of Making a Painting”

Welcome to my Art Website

Three years after I lost my art website to a hacking problem, I have now rebuilt it using the latest WordPress software. There is a Blog page now too, and I have upgraded the site to an e-commerce capability that offers my art work posted for sale. This Blog also serves as a forum forContinue reading “Welcome to my Art Website”