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…

A Delicate Dance

A Delicate Dance

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

What I am really interested in right now is a dance between seemingly opposite things. It is a delicate balance between looseness and control, flatness and dimension, flat space and deep space, abstraction and representation, larger brushstrokes/areas of color and smaller details.

What Should I Title This Post?

What Should I Title This Post?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I like words and I enjoy writing and therefore it makes sense that I typically like to title my artwork. Sometimes I have a great title in mind before the artwork has barely begun. More often it arrives as I am working on the piece and will bounce around in my head in various iterations until the piece is finished.

The Problem With Color

The Problem With Color

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Besides the fact that I learned to spell color as colour when I grew up, the biggest problem I have now with color is the inherent difficulty in discussing it when one is most often looking at reproductions.