Ford P R McLainArtist directory :: Ford P R McLain
2021, oil and mixed media on canva. (23.5" x 61")
Paintings for Our Time
Paintings created during the period of the 2020 covid-19 Pandemic (April 2020 - ?)
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.|
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New Painting in Progress
Now that I have finished a big, mixed media abstract I have begun a nude. It has been a while since trying one, and I am grateful to have some proper inspiration. This will be more primitive and less abstract.
Painter At Rest
Painter is posing, Pretending to be at rest. Cold rain falls outside.
Whitman With A Paintbrush?
Maybe one day.
A Work In Progress
A work in progress Painted slowly and with care; Time to take a walk.
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