Charles Jones

Austin, United States

My first unusual drawing came when I was teen in the late Sixties. I began painting in the early Eighties but got sidetracked by other...

I am a natural born Texan with decidedly non-regional ideas regarding art. Much of my imagery these days incorporates bird references in a symbolic or emotive way. The majority of my pieces originate from the use of what I call my one-minute or less drawings. I fill a page with many quick small sketches and then put them away for a few days. When I return, I may select a few that I feel have tapped into something potentially interesting and/or unexpected. Sometimes I get several from a sheet of sketches, sometimes none. It truly is a hit-or-miss technique but one I feel makes my art truly personal and unique.

In 2014, I began painting on canvas almost exclusively. There are several reasons for this, but the two best are 1. cost and 2. perceived value. Cost because with a wrapped canvas all you have to do is hang it instead of adding the cost of framing and perceived value because folks seem to value works on canvas more highly than works on paper. This has meant fewer works for the year but as any artist worth his or her salt will attest, it just takes more time to do a painting justice. And, for me, that means longer than the average YouTube video for an abstract art piece. ;)

  • Joined: September 2012


Nothing but painting in 2014

Well, for the most part, I’ve been painting with acrylics onto canvas. I try to have a piece on the old easel 24-7 and so far it has been working out pretty well. Recently, I came across some small magnetic sketchpads which I have been using in lieu of paper to come up with ideas I can further develop. If I do not like it or if it looks forced or ‘off’ all I need do is wipe i…
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