cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

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...

the photo shoot

I love to photograph my photographer, r.r. jones, at work. He came to my studio last week to shoot a few new large paintings, and at the same time my neighbor Jamie Abbott borrowed my wall to photograph one of his sculptures. Here are Ron and Jamie with Jamie’s...

in the studio now

Here’s what I’m up to in the studio right now: big paintings, more of which can be seen here. This new one, still in progress, is acrylic and chalk on unstretched canvas, and is approximately 9’x6′.  The ladder in the photo shows the scale,...