cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

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...

the weight of art history

…weighting the edges of a stack of paintings with art books. The danger in this method is that I get distracted with the books, and then I get lost in the books.  And I certainly feel the weight of all that history!

number twelve

With Open Studios a month away, this is probably the last of the big paintings that I will complete for the time being.  This painting went through the most drastic changes of any of this series. It hung on my wall for several months in a very different iteration,...

contemplate this

I now have these twelve of large-scale paintings, all completed over the last year.  They all are acrylic/mixed-media on unstretched canvas, approximately 6’x9′. Falling and Fallen, acrylic/mixed-media on unstretched canvas (hung directly on wall with...

size matters

I have many thoughts about my current series of large-scale paintings, but I’m going to limit this post to the topic of mark-making as it relates to scale. I started thinking about this perhaps a year ago, while I was working with small encaustics but...

doodling

This photo of my studio floor caught my eye because of the geometry of the composition and the colors.  This is part of the limited palette I’m using in my newest paintings, which can be seen on my website, here. This askew composition appeals to me; it’s...