Verticals

Verticals

Posted 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.