Saturday, February 28, 2009

Representational or Abstract ?

Falling Over, 2008. oil on panel 8 x 7 sold

I have what feels like a war raging on inside of me. I happen to like a wide range of art. Is that so bad? There are some representational artists whose work I really admire, and then there are a whole mess of abstract artists whose work really speak to me. I think I tend to sway back and forth between the two in my work letting each tradition effect me more strongly at different times. But lately I have been looking at a lot of abstract work, and I know that it is only a matter of time before these paintings began to influence my work.
Stay turned....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A great day

Turning Stormy, 2008. oil on canvas 50 x 56

I love this weather. We have had a rather dry winter so far, but the past few weeks or so have been stormy and cloudy. I like the rain, but I live for the breaks in the weather between systems when the air is crystal clear and the clouds are breathtaking.

Today was one of those days. I spent the day with my family on the central coast . We had a wonderful day together. The beach was quite nice and warm (at least for the winter) and the boys loved playing in the sand. I enjoyed the drive because the landscape and sky were stunning.

I can't wait to get back to my studio tomorrow.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A radical idea?

A Falling Sky, 2009. oil on panel 7 x 8

"I want to paint or draw as though the camera had never been invented."

-Leon Kossoff (b. 1926)