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your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you can’t beat death but […]
I love painting backdrops. Yes, just the background. Then these beautiful canvases sit in my studio for years, unfinished because I can’t decide what to paint on them. So recently I decided that these backdrops need critters, like Butterflies, Fish and other critters. This is a challenge for me because if you are going to […]
Working on a new Birch on Birch painting. These seem to be really popular and I enjoy painting them, so here I go again. Large scale this time. I took a few pictures of the white layer because this layer is the foundation for all texture and color that comes afterwards. Up close you can […]
Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvelous error!- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. -Antonio Machado The sweetness of living comes to us when the very humanness we regret and try to hide, our seeming […]
I had seen a sculpture made with bamboo reeds. It looked like grass. Somehow I want to create a textural grass painting. This is the beginning. The first layer. Only gesso and a little green acrylic. I’m building the bottom layer to come through all of the other layers I will add.
I have been producing these Community Art Shows with about 40 local up and coming artists. Usually I do this once a year. My little production is called Local Art Productions. At these shows we always put up a community art wall. This allows all of the artists and public to contribute to the show. We simply […]
Five years ago I started a grassroots art production company called Local Art Productions. The purpose was to gather my artist friends and throw kick ass parties where we could sell our art to the public at “non-gallery” prices. Since I have a background in event production and am currently managing two large venues I […]
I am experimenting with some new styles. I’ve become obsessed with texturing my canvas with Gesso and other mediums before I lay down any color. I want the meat of the painting to be in the subtleties of the texture and colors. I have deviated pretty far from the birch trees with this […]
For most of my life I have painted for people. I loved painting, but never considered myself a “real” painter. So I would have to find reasons to paint. Either to decorate my walls or as a gift. Years after discovering I could make a living on my paintings, I still paint for loved ones. […]
One of my only Acrylic paintings. I’ve been experimenting with layering textures and colors. This started as a Mantra. “Be inspired” But ended with a sloppy messy painting that somehow turned out rad.!