cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

in the beginning

I get asked all the time how I go about starting a painting.  Do I work from a drawing that I then copy onto the canvas?  Directly from a model? Or from photos? Do I sketch first on the canvas?  With charcoal? Pencil? Paint? Truth be told, I don’t have a single...

mother’s day

Because today is mother’s day, I’ll post photos of some of the pieces recently completed or in progress in my studio right now. I’m still working on images of babies and children, as I did last year with this encaustic series, In Memory of Childhood....

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...

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...