I consider one of the great benefits of being an artist to be the ability to choose my own subject. And if I so desire, incorporate life experiences, synchronicity, and downright awe of nature’s beauty into my work. Everyday I feel it a responsibility of my practice to notice what I notice and then make a choice to connect these sensations to some larger issue that’s been on my mind or in my conversations or to a piece of poetry, and create from nothing a newness surroundin
I wonder if my tenacity shows in this painting. Three times I painted this sky study and wiped it off. Either the paint felt slippery on the board (I’m used to the canvas absorbing the paint and medium), or the opacity/transparency of the paints was off, or I just messed the whole thing up. Fourth time was a charm. #cloudscape #skystudies #smallworks
Sky Study, oil on cradled board, 8×10 SOLD I’ve been working on a number of larger canvas pieces getting ready for a show at Allied Arts in July. They range in size from 24×24 inches to 48×64 inches. The scale is an important factor for this body of work. But understandably, in this economy, small works have come into vogue as a means for artists to survive and sell works. Translating my atmospheric meanderings to small has been a topic I’ve explored and discussed more th
In honor of Earth Day, I finger painted a sky. A heathly fluffy white clouded breathable sky. On such a fabulous spring day I could not bring myself to continue working on a painting that had gotten too dark (you can see it around the edges). So without much ado and not really knowing where it was going to take me, I flipped the canvas 180 degrees, found a fabulous blue oil stick and went to work. The white clouds were added with my fingers–loosely and quickly. Not a sing
From Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet
Things are not nearly so comprehensible and sayable
as we are generally made to believe.
Most experiences are unsayable,
they come to fullness in a realm
that words do not inhabit.
And most unsayable of all are works of art,
which-alongside our transient lives-
mysteriously endure. #abstractlandscape #cloudscape #paintingandpoetry #readingrilke