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February 23, 2015

All about the art

Cut You, in progress
I started setting up this still life weeks ago and it has gone through dozens of renditions. I am excited to have finally gotten past the drawing phase and into painting. Large brushes are so much fun.

February 17, 2015

A little color on a gray day

Simply Radishing, 2015, oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches
If you have ever visited my website, you might have read my artist statement and know that color sends me—it just makes my heart skip. So on a gray cloudy morning, there is nothing better than a little infusion.

February 16, 2015

Better with Butter

Better With Butter, 2015, oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches
I am enjoying painting artichokes these days—they are prehistoric looking. Who first thought to eat these things?

February 04, 2015

Wants and Needs

When budgeting, the question of wants and needs is often swirling about. I always want a better studio, more room, a taller ceiling. But because real needs eat into the budget, I am learning to be happy with the studio I have (second bedroom). After a day of sprucing up, what more do I want or need.

February 02, 2015

From long ago

Sausolito Coffee, oil on canvas, 32 x 40 inches, 1987

Flower Stand, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, 1986
I recently participated in a facebook challenge, “Three for Five.” Artists are posting three pieces of art each day for five days. It was interesting to look back on some old work. Here are a couple that I did back when there were four very active country boys under foot.