Work > BLUESTEM

Bluestem #49
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x24"x1.5"
2021
The Ring
Acrylic on Canvas
60"x60"x3"
2021
Bluestem # 45
Acrylic on Canvas over Birch Panel
60"x60"x3"
2021
Bluestem # 44
Acrylic on Canvas over Birch Panel
36"x48"
2021
Bluestem # 43
Acrylic on Canvas over Birch Panel
18"x18"
2021
Bluestem # 42
16"x16"x1.5"
2021
Bluestem #47
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x48"
2021
Bluestem #40
24"x30
2021
4/4 - FUNK
Acrylic on Canvas Over Panel
72"x96"
2020
Bluestem # 39
Acrylic on Canvas over Birch Panel
12"x12"
2020
Bluestem # 38
Acrylic on Canvas over Birch Panel
12"x12"
2020
Bluestem # 37
Acrylic on Canvas Over Panel
48"x48"x3"
2020
Bluestem # 36
Acrylic on Canvas Over Panel
36"x48"
2020
Bluestem # 35
Acrylic on Canvas over Panel
36”x48”
2020
Bluestem # 34
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
36"x48"
2019
Bluestem # 29
12"x12"
2016
Bluestem # 27
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
48"x48
2016
Bluestem # 26
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
48"x48"
2016
Bluestem # 25
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
36"x36"
2016
Bluestem # 24
Acrylic on Canvas over Panel
72"x72"x3"
2016
Bluestem # 23
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
48"x48"
2015
Bluestem # 07
Acrylic on Canvas Over Panel
48"x24"
2012
Bluestem # 10
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
48"x48"
2012

Bluestem is a native prairie grass and can be found across the North Texas region where Hill's home and studio are located. Work in the series is produced in several steps. Bluestem is carefully selected for its potential to create impressions in acrylic paint on canvas while exposed to the weather. After weathering, the work is then brought into his studio where forms and patterns are discovered, taped off and painted over. Through a process of adding and subtracting, an under-and-over-painting is created. The result is a unique visual language of contrasting patterns which express reductive forms and space.