cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

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...

sleight of hand

I’ve grown rather fond of this suite of ten small encaustic pieces that I’ve just completed. Each is 6″x6″, encaustic on panel.  I delivered them today to this show: Sleight of Hand Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery January 16 – February...

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...

herons

I live and work in Santa Cruz, California, on the northern tip of the Monterey Bay, and over the summer I was invited to participate in an upcoming show about the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Thinking back to a previous heron piece I had done, I focused on...