Douglas Florian: Studio Visit

Douglas Florian, So quick bright things, oil on wood, 25 x 24 inches, 2011 (cour
Douglas Florian, So quick bright things, oil on wood, 25 x 24 inches, 2011 (courtesy of the artist)

Daniel Galas photo blogs his visit to the studio of painter Douglas Florian.

Galas writes that Florian "often uses gessoed brown paper bag to paint on. He almost exclusively uses this surface for creating drawings, but has chosen to do most of his paintings on wood... Sometimes on wood that he has found and sometimes on wood that he has bought new. However, both his paintings and drawings express a love for texture, abstracted form, humor, and centered composition."