cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

the EDGE of town

I’m helping Lila Klapman, a fellow artist, organize an invitational group exhibit for artists working on the west side of Santa Cruz. EDGE: Art on the Westside will be held at the R. Blitzer Gallery, located at the edge of town in a warehouse formerly occupied...

nothing ever stays the same

If it’s in my studio, it’s fair game for revision. That’s my motto, especially with paintings. This painting, Nice Girls (40″x40″, oil on canvas), shown here as a ‘before’ and ‘after’, was revised a year after I...

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...

it doesn’t always need to be good

After my friend wandered past my open studio door and smelled that distinct smell of oil paint, she asked on Facebook if I’d done some good paintings that day.  No, I did not have such luck, and I publicly admitted it on Facebook.  In fact, I’d had a...

the couch

Here it is, my studio couch. It’s humble, paint-spattered, and very comfortable. I got to thinking about my couch when my new studio neighbors, both sculptors, commented on how my studio looks like a ‘painter’s studio’ because of the couch. At...