cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

talisman

I don’t normally engage in magical thinking, but I do believe in the power of art. I needed a talisman, for personal reasons, so I edited my two recent large landscape drawings to add doors to the buildings. I felt that I need an entrance to that stark world....

in the beginning

I get asked all the time how I go about starting a painting.  Do I work from a drawing that I then copy onto the canvas?  Directly from a model? Or from photos? Do I sketch first on the canvas?  With charcoal? Pencil? Paint? Truth be told, I don’t have a single...

12×12 (x12)

This piece is currently in a show at the Cabrillo Gallery titled “12×12 (x12): An Open Invitational 2014.  As you can guess from the title, all pieces in the show are 12″x12″ (x12″), which makes for a cohesive show. A trick of the eye...

at the barn

I’m still in Iceland, trying to dissect the landscape by considering just small portions of it at a time: the colors and shapes of the pebbles on which I’m walking, the yellow dandelions growing amidst the black volcanic rock. The landscape as a whole...

mother’s day

Because today is mother’s day, I’ll post photos of some of the pieces recently completed or in progress in my studio right now. I’m still working on images of babies and children, as I did last year with this encaustic series, In Memory of Childhood....
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