Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning

Nothing better than some time spent sloshing paint around! My latest endeavor on a 30×40 stretched canvas. I have been filming the painting of this, but my STUPID computer has no video codec to aid in downloading the files. What should I expect from a $250 computer!  Arrgg!  Anyway, maybe someday I’ll be able to … Continue reading

The Process

The Process

‘Company’ 9.5×12 watercolor on cold press     More details added and defined, darkened washes Filled in mane and darkened up details   Background   First wash Started with making this color wheel I didn’t paint with the same freedom I usually do, so the colors were kept contained, only to certain areas. I bled … Continue reading

Practicing Subtlety of Pigments

Practicing Subtlety of Pigments

So yesterday I spent most of the day playing with about 7 colors.  I made a little color chart (which I never do) and then played with some preliminary sketches. I wanted to create a road map; one I could reference for a more accessible subtlety of color, since I am unable yet to do … Continue reading

Looking Back: A 20 Year Old Painting

Looking Back: A 20 Year Old Painting

Staying at a friend’s house while they were away, I saw this painting hanging on the guest bedroom wall. I painted this in 1994 in my art studio class. My friend Becky bought it from me at a gallery show a few years later. I remember finishing it; I thought, that was the moment. Crazy. … Continue reading

Catching Up

Catching Up

I know….I’ve been absent for awhile. My apologies. I don’t know about you, but when I get extremely busy, the creative spark can fade to a dreamy shadow.  Things are a getting more into routine, which enables me to focus a bit more; so here is the short recap of some of the positive, if … Continue reading

Houses and Horses

Houses and Horses

Having stared at this painting for months, today I decided to put it to rest.  Took me all day Friday.  I get a little OCD when painting houses – all these crazy satisfying layers of paints and strokes, thick and thin swaths of creamy acrylic goodness… I just can’t help myself… These houses are haunting … Continue reading

Muse Madness Contest

Muse Madness Contest

Thought I’d share an opportunity from Professional Artist magazine to get your art published.  Entries are being accepted for “Muse Madness”.   Here is the link to enter your work: Muse Madness Deadline is May 5th.  Be sure to follow all the guidelines to submitting so you don’t get disqualified.  There is no entry fee and you … Continue reading

Frankenstein Paintings: Art & Personality

Frankenstein Paintings: Art & Personality

“There are moments in an artist’s career, where you have to challenge every expectation of what you think you know.”  -Gregory Crewdson A cityscape for you today: This one actually gave me a splinter, arrhhggg!  My thumb is still thumping. I dove in headfirst to a more complex color pallet and managed to pull it … Continue reading