Ford P R McLainArtist directory :: Ford P R McLain
The artwork of Ford P. R. McLain, including items for sale.
Ford P. R. McLain is a primitive-abstract painter living in Albany, New York. He is both a descendent of Italian immigrants and a son of the American Revolution.
His influences include Paul Gauguin (his gateway painter), painters of the New York School of the 1940s and 1950s (Gorky, deKooning, Frankenthaler, Pollock, Mitchell, Kline, et al.), jazz musicians Charles Mingus and Miles Davis, playwright Sam Shepard, and filmmakers David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick. He began as a primitive painter, but in late 2013 McLain moved into abstract painting. Many of McLain’s paintings contain themes of spiritual liberation through the nexus of creativity and sexuality, as well as the connections between a painter and his muses (of which he has had a few).
| ||A series of paintings about a road trip of sorts.|
| ||Painted in the summer of 2017, using oils and mixed media, this is a new direction for my primitive abstract art.|
| ||In the fall of 2013, I began painting abstract pieces.
| ||This gallery is dedicated to work that will be shown in my December solo show at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark. The pieces that are in here now will be shown. More pieces will follow.|
| ||A series of paintings involving a green paintbrush.|
| ||More risque or erotic art...definitely not for the kids.|
The June 2012 show at the Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark is called, “The Sultry Muse,” and is dedicated to one major emotional and painting influence in Ford McLain’s life. “The Sultry Muse” continues to play on the concepts of liberation and redemption as well as glorify the link between creative passion and erotic passion.|
| ||Paintings create between 2009 and 2011 that focused on seeking out the open road, sexual liberation, and escape.
Not all paintings from the time period are in this gallery, just those that have the common theme.
| ||Photographs of the Painter in his natural environment, done with an LG Android Prism II.|
| ||A gallery of works as they are being painted. Photos will be updated over time.|
BlogPainter At WorkWorking on the latest piece.
The next painting
The canvas frame is made from my old easel.
This is 57" x 60".
It should be a fun painting process.
In April, I bought and assembled my new H-frame easel and put my old tripod easel in the back room. I had that easel for at least 23 years. After a couple of weeks of waiting to see if anyone wanted it, I dissembled it, sawed parts of it, and created the frame over which a new painting canvas will be stretched.
So that which once held art will become a part of the art itself.
Perspective on Art
As well as I might think of my paintings, the cat merely sees a jungle gym. It is a humbling perspective.
Surprisingly, it only took me an hour and change to put together, with minimal mistakes and even less cursing.
Now I will learn to stretch my own canvases and paint bigger.