cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

the thicket

More images from my encaustic series about children.  I explained what I’m doing in my last post, “in memory”.  To recap, I am thinking both of children’s fragility and resilience, their resolve and vulnerability.  I think of the piece on the...

in memory

In the wake of the Newtown school shootings last Friday, I was at a loss for ideas as I walked into my studio Monday morning.  I have a child, and the sheer horror of what happened is unfathomable, unbearable, unimaginable. I’ve long considered using children as...

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...

what’s that doing on the floor?

A new painting. What’s it doing on the floor?  I prefer to work this way, but I do most of the painting on the wall so that I can properly see it.  Working flat on the floor makes it difficult to see the entire painting without distortion!  Once I know I have...

thanks, ed

Quote for the day, from Ed Ruscha, “Whatever I do, I’m having a dialogue with myself.  That’s the impetus for it all… Two types of work might be different in some ways, but they have a little silver thread between them.” And on that note,...

haven (II)

Another one of the large paintings… And here are some of my working materials…