cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

the endless reworking

Sometimes I think I’ve finished something and it turns out that I’m wrong. The longer a piece sits in my studio, the more chance there is that I will modify it at some point. This is especially true of paintings and encaustic because they are both...

another barn in Iceland (and another, and another)

There are plenty of barns in Iceland.  And there is plenty of appeal for me in a barn: a long, low, simple building, a blocky shape dropped onto the landscape with little innate beauty.  Its utility is not obvious from the outside, and any windows are placed too high...

how it’s made

  I finished this piece, Making My Own Paradise, a few months ago, but, although I’d taken a lot of in-progress photos, I didn’t post many of them.  It was a complex creation and assembly process…it took over a year from start to...

spring studio sale at mission industrial studios

We’re having a Spring Studio Sale at Mission Industrial Studios! Where: Mission Industrial Studios, 2573 Mission St., Santa Cruz When: May 6-7, 1pm-6pm Many of you have visited me at Open Studios, but this is not the same sort of event.  My studio is currently...

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...