Paintings on Metal

Flow #1, oil on steel
Flow #1, oil on steel

These paintings are all painted various reclaimed metal substrates, including copper, aluminum and recycled steel lithographic plates. The hard surfaces allow for multiple layers of transparent paint to glow as the luminosity of the metal shines through.

The ‘Flow’ series is a study of moving water and speaks to boundaries and unity. The clouds, soft ethereal vapors juxtaposed on the hard aluminum and copper surfaces.

‘Maria’ is named after the hurricane that devastated islands in the Caribbean and created a beautiful skyscape as the clouds swept over Connecticut.

‘Into the Mystic’ was my first painting on scrap copper, an experiment in creating on the patina and shiny metal surfaces.

Olana on a scrap of aluminum flashing brings us the hope of a rainbow.