Friday, November 11, 2011

this weekend

Evening Swoon, 2011. oil on linen 16 x 24

The reception for my show is tomorrow night!

Join us if you can

6 - 9 PM
4749 J Street
Sacramento, California

Friday, October 28, 2011

Exhibition Announcement

Home, 2011. oil on canvas. 50 x 60

I'm happy to announce that my work will be featured at the Elliott Fouts Gallery , in an exhibition called 'Home' from November 3rd to December 3rd. I have twenty new paintings in the show.

The reception for will be November 12th from 6 - 9 PM.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stretch Run

Good Night (river wide), 2011. oil on panel. 7 x 8. Sold

I'm in the last days of prep work for my show at the Elliott Fouts Gallery.

Things for this show for whatever reason came late. I finished the last painting today!

I'm really excited by all the new work.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Going Down, 2011. oil on panel. 8 x 7. sold

A new small painting for my show at Elliott Fouts Gallery in November!

more information to follow...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

In the flow

Crossing, 2011. oil on canvas 36 x 30

a very new painting.

Things are starting to come along nicely.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

I believe

Summer Spread, 2011. oil on panel 10 x 16

Recently, I ran across an interview where the interviewer asked this standard question, "How exactly do you want people engage your work?"

What I found interesting was Emily Auchincloss' response. She answered, "I'd like them to suspend their disbelief. I'm starting to feel that we (our society) live in a constant state of disbelief...I think that's really sad. I sure don't want to live like that. I'm a believer."

I couldn't agree more.

Friday, September 2, 2011

stretched out

Deep & Wide, 2011. oil on canvas 17 x 60. Sold

a new painting.

I'm working hard and the paintings are going in some surprising directions.

Things are starting to get interesting.

Stick around.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Rolling Across, 2011. charcoal & pencil on paper 22 x 30

I changed this drawing substantially in the process of working on it during the last four or five months, sometimes the answers to the visual problems do not reveal themselves quickly.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

working away

Racing Down Again, 2010.
oil on panel
10 x 10

I'm busily working away on new work for the fall season.

Stay tuned.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Full, 2011. oil on canvas 30 x 40. sold

A new medium sized painting.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Last Light, 2011. oil on paper. 12 x 12

"In the moments you feel really afraid of something, run right into it. When I have, I've learned the most about myself and had the greatest satisfaction."

-Brit Marling

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New painting

Illuminated, 2011. oil on paper. 16 x 16

A new paintings I just delivered to the Elliott Fouts Gallery.

It will be part their July show, Where We Live, a group landscape show held at the gallery every year.

The work should be posted online by July 1st.


Monday, June 13, 2011


Racing Down, 2011. watercolor on paper, 4 x 10. sold

A recent painting.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tools of the trade

My drawing supplies.

Aside from the more normal supplies, I use some unusual tools to move and remove the charcoal and pencil from the paper including sandpaper and razor blades.

I can be pretty rough on my drawings.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

a small one

Distant Showers, 2011. pencil on paper 5 x 6 sold

When I usually start a drawing I will begin with pencil and then move onto darker vine charcoal because I like to get as much contrast in my drawings as I can, but at this small scale I love the delicate nature of using only pencil and I can get enough contrast by building up layer upon layer of a soft graphite pencil.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

b & w

Building Spring, 2011. charcoal on paper 22 x 30

a new drawing.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

One way or the other

Buried, 2011. oil on paper 16 x 16

I found this quote somewhere, I adjusted it slightly to fit my situation.

"I have two sons, a wife, and a mortgage. Knowing what I know, I must be insane....OR completely rational in my belief in my art."

you gotta believe.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

back to it

Inundated, 2011. oil on panel 18 x 24 sold

I tend to work in bunches, so when I started the year drawing, I knew it could last for a while. I ended up drawing for the better part of January and February! Not really what I had planned...but now paintings are starting to come along. Inundated is one of the first paintings to be completed this year. How could it be March already?

I'm looking forward to stretching my wings a bit on some larger works soon.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Secret

Fortress, 2011. charcoal on paper 11 x 25 sold

"My secret for success?"

"Well its not a secret that I have never hung out too much and I've worked very, very hard for thirty-five years. It's just a lot of hard work. That's my secret - it's a BIG secret."

-Joan Snyder b. 1940

Saturday, January 29, 2011

new drawings

Western Rows, 2011. charcoal on paper, 22 x 30

I started out this new year with a series of drawings.
Here's the one of the first that I have finished.

It feels good to be back in the studio...


Thursday, January 6, 2011


A Red End, 2010. oil on panel 10 x10

Happy New Year Everybody!

Right now I am puttering around the studio organizing everything that was left in piles in my work space in my flurry of activity at the end of the year. I always try and start the new year with clean studio.

It's not sexy, but it gives me time to think and plan out the new year.

2011 is going to be exciting!