Saturday, August 02, 2014

8.2.14 ~ from the outback series: expanding horizons


 And now to go bigger.

The horizontally configured rectangle was working for me. 
Despite some very abstract elements, the horizontal format helps to suggest landscape, if even only sub/consciously.
I was digging these paintings, and was itching to go larger; paint bigger.  So I did:

beyond where we thought ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 16" x 36" ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014


where i had gone ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 16" x 36" ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014


allow us so that we can ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 16" x 36" ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014


 At Playa, I was limited by the size of art I could get into an already full car. 
At my old place here in Santa Fe, I was limited in scale due to a cramped studio.
Moving into my new loft space this spring has allowed me to open up and expand my painting in all sorts of glorious ways — including scale. 

always be my home ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 24" x 48" ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014


then i find myself ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 24" x 48" ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014


This show opens tonight. I hope you can make it.


The Outback Series: Mixed Media Paintings Inspired by the Western Landscape by Dawn Chandler is on view from August 2 - September 12, 2014 at Salon X, 226 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico, 87571
Opening reception Saturday, August 2, 6:00 - 8:00pm

2 comments:

Shelley Whiting said...

I love the different panels and the combination of both abstract and landscape elements. Fascinating work.

Dawn Chandler said...

Thanks very much, Shelley; I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my work! :)