cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

talisman three

Another Iceland drawing (see this post for the first two).  This one, though done with drawing materials, feels like a painting to me. As is usually the case, the scale of these drawings seems important to me, so here is the obligatory studio shot with my yellow...

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...