cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

making my own paradise

Some of you saw this piece at Open Studios in October, still in need of a frame.  Finally!  It’s finished! Making My Own Paradise started several years ago, during a summer trip to Iceland. I saw this barn regularly on a trail, perched slightly above my eye...

the fetal position

For that popular-vote majority of voters who, like myself, are unhappy with the results of the presidential election, I offer these figures in the fetal position.  That’s all, nothing more.     Curled Figure #3, Encaustic/Oil on Panel, 20" x 16", 2013...

babies and barns

On the eve of Open Studios (tomorrow and Sunday!  11am-5pm!), I’m thinking about my work that’s hanging in my studio and what all the connecting threads are from one series to another.  With that in mind, here is the statement that I wrote for a recent...

oh iceland

I’m back in Iceland, taking a lot of photos for later use in the studio, as inspiration for drawings and paintings. The horizon line is not as prominent in this one as in some of the other photos I’ve taken (and in all of the drawings), but I like that...

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....

faces

In my last blog post, I hinted that I might paint some faces, and I have indeed done so.  I’m not so interested in painting faces on the large-scale figure paintings because a face grabs all the attention. But I am certainly interested in faces, so here’s...
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