Notbook is an informal collection of ideas, paintings and photographs revealing the creative process of contemporary artist Chris Page. 

Blue Painting on Sky Walk Photograph

I came across this painting on a digital print from one of my sky walks the other day and decided to photograph it. I am thinking this is going to be the beginning of an extended series of painterly sky works.


Blue Painting on Sky Walk Photograph  2016 acrylic on digital print  8.5 x 11 inches


Flying 12.11.2016 — 12.15.2016

December 15

December 11

Walking 11.28.2016

Walking on November 28, 2016 in Amherst, MA with nine photographs of the sky taken in random intervals between of 3:21–3:51 PM . I kept noticing the geometry in my framing dicisions.

Walk 11.27.2016

Getting back to my walking practice after getting the show up at BMAC and surviving the election distractions.

Early Morning Sky Triggers Painting Memory

Waking up this morning (04.02.2016) there was a thin cloud layer in the sky that revealed a slight bit of light down at the horizon. The field like nature of this painting from 2012 came to mind.

Sky Gesture 1 ©2012 Chris Page

Sky Gesture 1 ©2012 Chris Page

Sky Gesture 1

54 x 84 inches
Acrylic on Canvas

Sky Gesture I uses a rhythmic overlaying of gestural action using the length of my reach as the predominant size of the gesture. The final layer, a very thin wash, includes migrating drips that were allowed to remain visible on the right and lower edges of the painting. In Payne’s gray revealing lavender along the bottom edge, the spatial field appears to optically hover as if not quite synonymous with the picture plane.

Dark & Light Stripes 04.02.2016—a Walk at Wentworth

This a second set of images from the Evening Sky Walk 04.02.2016 looking west into the sun while walking at Wentworth Conservation Area.