It began with some instant messages on Facebook. “I’m drawn to the abstract… it reminds me of the ocean for some reason…” From there, we continued the conversation over email and it was soon that there was a specific painting project that was needing to be completed. It all started from this picture. Debra and […]Read more "Debra’s Heaven on Earth (16×20 oil on canvas, formerly Untitled 0.1.1) – Commissioned"
The whole of a man’s experience becomes his mode, and in that sense it can be said that all of art is a portrait of an idea – Mark Rothko (1943) Finishing up some reading in my home office I took a final sip of water. …there it was. The view. It is amazing how […]Read more "Untitled 0.18 (12×16, oil on mounted canvas) – Personal Collection"
My friends Matt and Beth were drawn to the “triplet” paintings I’ve done, especially the colors of Untitled 0.2. Untitled 0.10 was done with warm colors and I wanted to mount this when complete vs. frame so it stands alone without distraction.Read more "Untitled 0.10 – For Matt and Beth (12×16, oil on canvas) – Commissioned"
…The function of the artist is to express reality as felt. (Robert Motherwell) I began Reading Abstract Expressionism – Context and Critique a few weeks ago. I’m enjoying diving deep into study of the artists, the process, the history and the reason of art called Abstract Expressionism. I’ve been drawn to this type of art for […]Read more "Untitled 5.0 – The Grief Series (12×16, oil on mounted canvas, 5 Parts) – Personal Collection"
My daughter Peyton simply amazes me. She went on a cleaning spree this weekend to make changes to her room and after dismantling, organizing, purging, donating and sorting; she had her plan ready. A question she asked me included ‘Would you paint me a large canvas for my room?’. Before I could say Yes! she […]Read more "Untitled 0.17 (for Peyton), 30×40 oil on canvas"
I’m really enjoying the larger format canvas. The work on Untitled 0.15 really opened up some thoughts and freedoms to work through a composition. Both 0.15 and 0.16 are on 24×36 canvases. I began this one as a complement to 0.15. I wanted to create a “brother” to the piece… one that was darker and richer in […]Read more "Untitled 0.16 (24×36, oil on canvas)"
Interested in larger format canvases. Tonight I began on a 24×36 canvas. Inspiration: Complement. Tension. Struggle I will find a way to keep this moment, for myself.Read more "Untitled 0.15 (24×36, oil on canvas) – SOLD"
I had a wonderful conversation tonight with an amazing friend and his family. The evening turned into a dinner and discussion about life, passions, challenges, children, parenting and our purpose. Yes, it was great dinner conversation! I was so inspired, I was thinking about colors. I was thinking about technique. Here’s the progress from a […]Read more "Untitled 0.14 (12×16, oil on mounted canvas)"