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Crocker Art Auction

Crocker Art Auction

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Snow Dance is part of the Crocker Art Museum’s 2017 Art Auction. It is currently on view in the Crocker galleries from May 18 to June 3rd. If you are interested in my piece or other available pieces, but are unable to attend, you can place an absentee bid.

The Wind in the Trees

The Wind in the Trees

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Another creative outlet that I enjoy is writing poetry which I started last year. I had taken a creative writing poetry class in college over 25 years ago but hadn’t written anything since then. My topics are varied but frequently are inspired by nature or an idea may start to percolate while I’m running in nature.

Somewhere in the Jungle

Somewhere in the Jungle

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

My jungle painting that I wrote about last week is now finished. As my daughter said on numerous occasions: “Mom, you keep working on that painting and it doesn’t look any different.” Well it looks different in the details, I tried to tell her. I found that every time I added a line it then required another line in response, either a whole new line or a change of color of an existing line. It was becoming a meditative cycle with no end in sight.

Verticals

Verticals

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been painting a lot of horizontal compositions lately. Not intentionally but “landscape” orientations often come naturally when painting landscapes. I decided my next painting would be vertical, that is, a “portrait” orientation. Well at least that was how it was going to start. Here is the latest on my easel, it’s still a work in progress.

The Edges of Things

The Edges of Things

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’m finding that I’ve been really interested in edges lately in my painting. I’m not talking about the outer edges of the piece, although those can be interesting too, I’m talking about where shapes, colors, and lines meet.