2017

ONE-A-DAYS

In my paintings, I reference cycles found in nature to invite contemplation and self-reflection about life, nature and the connection between the two. Artists, writers and scientists have long looked to nature to get closer to the divine and to gain a deeper understanding of themselves. The cyclic patterns of nature, from weather conditions to growth, death and decay, help sustain our life on earth. On a daily basis, usually during the daytime hours, I use moments of transition found in nature for meditation and to connect with my own spirituality. Predetermined rules, conditions and boundaries, like paper selection, scale and the number of circles per day, direct my process and record of experience. Through the act of painting, I document my experiences, not only as a way to reflect on them again, but also as a way to share them with viewers. I use both naturalistic and imagined color to communicate how the subject matter affects my soul. Cool, soft, transparent colors evoke tranquility, while warm, saturated colors excite. The handling of paint, from refined areas to washes and abstractions, brings attention to specific moments of transition. Together, the color and the paint target not only the visual senses, but also the psyche. The combination of elements and metaphors of life and death in my paintings remind me of the importance of the cycle of life and make me feel more at peace mentally, physically and spiritually. My introspection leads to the pondering of our own life cycle and creates within me a deeper sense of hope and faith. By sharing my daily ritual, I hope to recreate the experience for viewers so they can reflect and meditate on the moments as well. My goal is that the contemplation will provide viewers with a greater sense of peace and provoke them to get in touch with their own spirituality.

JANUARY, Oil on Gessoed Paper, 2017, 5 inch diameter each
JANUARY, Oil on Gessoed Paper, 5 inch diameter each


FEBRUARY, Watercolor on Gessoed Paper, 2017, 4 x 4 inches each
FEBRUARY, Watercolor on Gessoed Paper, 4 x 4 inches each





MARCH, Watercolor on Paper, 2017, 6 x 16 inches each
MARCH, Watercolor on Paper, 6 x 16 inches each


MarchCombosInstall1 copy
March Morning, Afternoon and Late-Afternoon/Sunset Meditations, Print of the compilation of the first, second and third circles for each day


March, Print of the compilation of the first circles for each day
March Morning Meditations, Print of the compilation of the first circles for each day


March, Print of the compilation of the second circles for each day
March Afternoon Meditations, Print of the compilation of the second circles for each day


March, Print of the compilation of the third circles for each day
March Late-Afternoon/Sunset Meditations, Print of the compilation of the third circles for each day





APRIL
APRIL, Watercolor on Paper, Varying lengths x 5 inch widths


MAY, Watercolor on Paper, 2017
MAY, Watercolor and Pastel on Paper, 36 x 97 inches


JUNE, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, 10 x 10 inches each
JUNE, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, 10 x 10 inches each


JULY
JULY’s format is an unbound book (at the moment, to be decided…), Watercolor on Paper, 4 x 4 inches each





AUGUST, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, 8 x 8 inches each
AUGUST, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, 8 x 8 inches each


SEPTEMBER, Watercolor and Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, Sizes vary from 1 x 1 inch to 20 x 20 inches
SEPTEMBER, Watercolor and Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, Sizes vary from 1 x 1 inch to 20 x 20 inches depending on the length of my meditation


OCTOBER, Watercolor on Paper, Sizes vary from 3 x 3 inches to 10 x 10 inches
OCTOBER, Watercolor on Paper, Sizes vary from 3 x 3 inches to 10 x 10 inches depending on the length of my meditation


NOVEMBER, Watercolor on Paper
NOVEMBER, Watercolor on Paper, 4 inch diameter each


December
DECEMBER, Oil Paint on Gessoed Paper, Sizes vary from 1 inch diameter to 10 inch diameter depending on the length of my meditation



ONE-A-DAY BOOKS


Not One-A-Day Paintings:

Resurrection I, Oil on Maple, 2017, 10 inch diameter
Resurrection I, Oil on Maple, 10 inch diameter


Resurrection II, Oil on Maple, 2017, 10 inch diameter
Resurrection II, Oil on Maple, 10 inch diameter


Transformation I, Oil on Maple, 2017, 10 inch diameter
Transformation I, Oil on Maple, 10 inch diameter


Transformation II, Oil on Maple, 2017, 10 inch diameter
Transformation II, Oil on Maple, 10 inch diameter


Reassurance, Oil on Panel, 46 x 20 inches
Reassurance, Oil on Panel, 46 x 20 inches


Stabilizer, Oil on Panel, 20 x 48 inches
Stabilizer, Oil on Panel, 20 x 48 inches






High Resolution Images available upon request: hkfreeman.art@gmail.com