Sunday, July 14, 2013

Going Deep

Quietly Down, 2012. oil on canvas 34 x 36

 "Sensory intelligence and visual intelligence are fundamental to our being.  The visual is profound, for it is how we see and thus how we comprehend the world."

- William C. Agee

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I can relate....

Slowly Down, 2012.                                            pastel on paper  7 x 8

"I don't feel like you have much choice about what you paint,  
in terms of subject matter.  Its who you are...."

-Stanley Whitney  (b. 1946)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pushing Back

Busy, 2013.  ink on paper w/ gouache  22 x 22

I am really enjoying the possibilities of ink and the unique challenges it offers.  When I started this series of drawings last year,  I was looking for a medium that would 'push back'.  I felt that I was getting too comfortable in the way I was working, that nothing was very surprising.  I felt like my process was getting a bit predictable.  I needed to change things up.  

Working with ink is a little like walking on an artistic tight rope with no safety net.  The chance for failure is high, and the work must be made with confidence and a sure hand because there is no way to make major corrections if you make a mistake.  That is the reward of this medium, never knowing if the composition is going to work. 

But when it does it is amazing.  

That's why I go to work everyday.    

Monday, April 29, 2013


Curvy, 2012. oil on canvas  72 x 36 sold 

"We don't need to see someone demonstrate their ability (to paint), that's not very interesting.  What is interesting,  is seeing a concentrated vision made with a strange kind of security."

- Sean Scully  (b. 1945)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

words to live by

Sitting Pretty, 2013. oil on paper 16 x 16

"An artist needs three things to secede: 

An iron will, the ability to work like a locomotive and indifference to everything but the canvas."  

- Claude Monet  (1840 - 1926)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Working Away

Later Reds, 2012.  oil on canvas, 30 x 34. sold

A painting from late last year.  

I continue to explore thicker passages of paint. 
 Its a slow process and the paintings take forever to dry,
 I'm pleased with where I think the work is headed. 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Beginnings

Morning Kiss, 2013. oil on canvas  20 x 20

"When I think of art, I think of Beauty."

- Agnes Martin  (1912 - 2004)