Fierce, 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas
Being pulled to separate my painting experience from my drawing and design efforts. I love the feeling of not being bound by anything when painting.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It seems like these new paintings appeared like magic in my studio. I intended to play around with some background techniques and then I wanted to keep them as paintings on their own. What do you think? I really miss the festivals of Florida to hear people's reactions and what they are drawn to.
Friday, March 29, 2013
I didn't intend to paint a rabbit just in time for Easter, it just worked out that way. I am working on the rabbit as part of a series of ideas, I don't want to name it yet until it develops. But I would love to know what feelings you get from this painting.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
"Meeting in the Echinaceas", 30" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2013.
My new shipment of paint arrived and I gorged myself like a child that eats his entire Easter Basket of candy all at once. I intended to paint soft Spring colors but it didn't end that way. Neon Echinaceas!
Hope to teach my version of Van Gogh's "Starry, Starry Night" at the Arts Center in Orange soon. I changed the tree to a cedar. I thought the mountains looked close to our Blue Ridge already. Call Julie Jackson at 540-672-7311 to register.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
It always surprises me when I switch media how many fresh ideas and approaches I have. I think some of the most valuable advice I got in graduate school was from a real working artist Mom who said "no matter what, don't stop making daily visual art decisions." So if your circumstances change and you can no longer paint large oil paintings then switch to small pencil drawings or something managable. It really pays to keep making those decisions, keep practicing, you will continue to grow.