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).

Drum Roll Please…

Drum Roll Please…

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Well the drum roll might just be for me, but if you have been following along and reading my last 3 posts, I am now pleased to present the final version of my triptych. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it might as I was working on it in the early stages, and that is a good thing. It is nice to be surprised by your work.

The Flood Continues

The Flood Continues

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

We’ve been getting a lot of rain of late in Northern California. While it is a welcome sight after a number of drought years, it has been arriving in large storms and causing problems such as floods and downed trees. Luckily I have not been too affected but perhaps it is causing the effects in my current painting.

Using Other Artists As A Reminder

Using Other Artists As A Reminder

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

Lately I have been looking at the work of the Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, a lot. He has never been on my radar of artists that I was particularly interested in. When my work started heading in a new direction, I suddenly was seeing many artists afresh.

To Share Or Not To Share

To Share Or Not To Share

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

That is the question…and the answer today is to share the journey but not the painting, yet. I began a triptych last weekend and I felt like I had a solid start on it. The middle and right panel seemed to be working well, and I was trying to figure out the left panel which kept giving me problems no matter what I did.

Is It Finished?

Is It Finished?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

People often wonder how does an artist decide if their painting is finished. I think it is very much an intuitive decision but I notice a few consistent things happen with me.

Size Matters

Size Matters

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

People talk about size and scale in art and sometimes use these terms interchangeably when they are actually a little different. I think of size as the actually physical size of something, and scale as the size relationship between things.

A New Year

A New Year

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

I love the start of a new year. All becomes quiet after the chaos of the holidays and finishing up year end activities…which always includes for me a crazy last minute editing of photos of my daughter’s entire year and creating a Shutterfly book of her life, which I have done every year minus one early on, and will continue until she is 18…