On Abstract Painting with Moon Maps

By Thom Wright  Mar 2022 In February I began a new series of small, abstract paintings that begin with a black and white image of a section of one of the moons of our solar system. These photos were taken by NASA in the 1990s when they began explorations of the outer planets of ourContinue reading “On Abstract Painting with Moon Maps”

On Experimental Drawing

By Thom Wright June 25, 2020 So much has been written about drawing – as an art form in itself, as an art practice to improve painting, and as a way to stimulate artistic creativity.  In experimental drawing even these aspects are limiting, where it can become a mixture and hybrid incorporating multiple media inContinue reading “On Experimental Drawing”

Drawing in the Age of the Corona-Virus

A big part of every painter’s studies involves drawing on paper, lots of it. Ideas begin as a drawing evolves and generates additions, modifications and erasures, seeing the whole and the parts. And during this stay-in time of the corona-virus, we have had plenty of time on our hands to draw. A few days ago,Continue reading “Drawing in the Age of the Corona-Virus”

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”