As you already know, I always work in series based upon a central concept. My most recent series, entitled The Laws of Nature, is a comment on the constraints on technology by the natural laws that govern our universe. This is why humans can't build the "perfect" machine that runs on perpetual motion. All of our efforts are and will be limited and imperfect. So, each painting in this series is my interpretation of a particular natural law as it applies to a fatally flawed mechanical system.
All paintings in this series are watercolor on paper and 26" x 20" in size. I don't use models or photographs for reference. Rather, I rely on my imagination and intuition to draft and paint.Yesterday, I completed the seventh painting in this series, entitled The First Law of Thermodynamics (below).
The Universal Law of Gravity (slideshow above) is now hanging in the 30th Annual International Exhibition of the San Diego Watercolor Society where it also won an award.
The Law of Reciprocal Action (slideshow above) is now hanging in the Aqueous USA exhibition sponsored by the Kentucky Watercolor Society where it, too, won an award.
Entropy (slideshow above) has just been juried into the 34th Annual International Exhibition of the North East Watercolor Society and will be hung next month.
Finally, The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics (slideshow above) appears in the ebook and DVD entitled A Walk Into Abstracts: How Did They Do That? by Sue St. John. Northlight books will produce this book in hard copy next year.
So, that's the update. Presently, I'm formulating thoughts about the next (eighth) painting in this series. I hope to complete at least two dozen or more.
Tomorrow: Chapter 9 of Kimmelman's book.