Above image, by Jake Adams- 2008-Wall series-Charcoal on paper

by Jake Adams- 2008-Wall series-Charcoal on paper

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Explaining the four part series... Entitled- On a Moments Notice

------Its difficult to put into words for me hence the fact that I stick to visual tangibility... Nonetheless, I will give a little background on these four recent paintings, all completed within 2 months, One was started a month before I started the series but thats not important. As you will see, all of the pieces have glazed over charcoal or graphite. To me that was the bond within the series. Its an extremely reflective resin surface, but its all contained within a boundary. A boundary of paint, a literal representation of order. Which in a way was  my main goal for the entire series... A sense of cohesion. Within that cohesion I also wanted to demonstrate my current ideas of painting. That being a preservation of my touch, forever  balancing in between a clear reflective material and the gravity outside of it. In some cases I am going over paint as well as the charcoal or graphite with the resin.
-----Obtaining the shapes of not only the canvas, but also the resin areas was an odd process. A specific process I've been using for a couple of years. The process begins using my "emotional recovery map through color". It involves placing emotions on to a specific color. A color that I see when experiencing the emotion. From the first color I pick, I try to transcend that emotions color into another color through meditation. When I get to that color I am ready to start painting. Because once I choose to use two colors, it becomes much easier for me to translate my feelings into many more variations of those colors. Color theory becomes the last step in this whole process. Every variation of color helps me build up closer to the desired shapes and compositions that I desire.
------All of this finally ties into the shapes in the incessant variety of reflection that occurs in the series as well. The drawing and the reflection become one together, and once that happens, and I realize that every possible reflection can subsist with the painted surface around it, then I accept that the painting is finished.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ether's Sleepless Eye

      -Here we are again, I present the fourth and final part of the series... Maybe final. The four paintings including this one are as follows: Zarathustras Trapezium, The Countdown, The hardest crossing over, and this title, Ether's Sleepless Eye. -- All of which are in order as posted, but "Zarathustra" is a little scattered away from its pack underneath the arts and cultural council post.

Ether's Sleepless Eye
Mixed media on canvas

part 4 of 4

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Hardest Crossing Over

Mixed Media on canvases
- This painting was honestly the most difficult, frustrating, fettering, burgeoning painting I have ever painted... At least since 2010. It really pushed me in ways I didn't want to be pushed. I spent hours just staring at the darn thing without progress. In a way that was progress however... It all is, if you meet your goal. I suppose the goal met me in this case. The title has some in and outs to it which I like, It has allowed me to connect my self to the painting a lot easier. Which in a way is quite reversed. It is three of four in its series, specifically made for New American Paintings, hopefully they will enjoy it. To three months in the making!!!!! Stubborn paint job!

The Countdown

The Countdown
Mixed media on canvases
odd dimensions included
2 of 4
- This is the second of the four part series, serving as the motivation for further production. It really did give me a "launch". That launch is dwindling as we speak unfortunately... But I will work on that. Once again, Enjoy. All I do is make things to enjoy. Isn't that something?