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.

Skinny Dipping

Skinny Dipping

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

As the painting neared completion the foreground cliffs were still mostly intact
I hesitated at first
But I knew what I needed to do…

A Tale of Two Paintings

A Tale of Two Paintings

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Last week I wrote about the new painting that I started and I wasn’t ready to share an image of it yet. Well I’m really not ready to share it now either, however I thought it clearly captured the ideas that I am working through, so here it is…

Inspiration and Struggle

Inspiration and Struggle

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Friday I went to see the member’s preview of the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition at SFMOMA. Wow! Two of my favorite artists side by side, I was in heaven. The show is about the enormous influence Henri Matisse had on Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was deeply inspired by the works of Matisse both from works he had seen […]

One Becomes Two…

One Becomes Two…

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

To be more specific, one panel originally joined with another one panel to become a two-panel painting, Through the Window, described in my Size Matters post. However that one painting has now been separated into two separate paintings. Here’s the story…

Textures of Yosemite

Textures of Yosemite

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Earlier this week I was in Yosemite, followed by a nasty chest cold that knocked me out for a few days, so I am only just now starting to edit my photographs. The thing that seemed to stand out the most for me on this trip was the variety of glorious visual textures we encountered due in part to the variety of weather conditions. We had rain, hail, snow, sun, fog, mist, dramatic clouds and frazil ice (when mist freezes, for example, from a waterfall).