cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

been gone too long

I know it’s been a while since I wrote anything on these pages, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.  I have several projects, so it’s difficult to know where to start.  It’ll take me some time to catch up here. But I’ll start...

how to look like an artist

1. Wear pants like these (and brushing hair is optional): 2. Wear something that matches your painting (refer to these photos of Claire Thorson, Tom Maderos and I, next to our paintings today):

recant and reiterate

What was I thinking yesterday when I wrote, regarding my new large-scale pieces, “This has been satisfying work”?!? That sounds lackluster and ambivalent. I need to recant that statement, and I would like to state… no… exclaim, “This is...

the bigger the better

I’ve been working on some large-scale pieces lately with my painting group. We’ve been working on 6’x9′ unstretched cotton canvas, stapled to the wall. I’m using primarily acrylic paint and gesso, along with various drawing materials. The...

in case you missed it

A bit late, but here are some photos from my open studios in October, in case you were unable to attend. These are my two favorite walls, showing paintings on one and encaustic and sculpture on another.  The chair on the wall is titled “Have a...