cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

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...

that big, blank canvas

My friend and fellow artist Susana Arias took this photo of me as we were talking. I happened to be positioned directly in front of a new canvas awaiting paint. So what does one do with a big, blank canvas? This one quickly turned into this painting. Please note that...

color! and more!

I’m finishing some paintings for an exhibit in November at Monterey Peninsula College.  The exhibit will be with two other Santa Cruz abstract figurative artists.  I’ll post more information about the show as I receive it. Here are some crops from the...

shockingly pink

I readily admit I’m a pushover for color. This pink hasn’t been seen in these pieces so far. It’s Dianthus Pink from R&F Paints. I already regularly use it in oil-paint-stick form, but I just bought the encaustic paint version for the first time....

painting is a jealous mistress

  I’m going to be cantankerous and withhold The Daily Bird today so that I can write about painting instead.  And don’t think I don’t have the Daily Bird done.  Here’s a thumbnail, with a larger image coming tomorrow. I’m spending...