This commissioned work was a joy to create. It began with some text message discussions on important colors, the location that it would hang and some general thoughts on the overall composition. I spend a great deal of time with my commission clients to get an understanding of not only where the painting will be […]Read more "Untitled 0.37 48×60 (Oil on Canvas) – Commissioned"
This piece is an adaptation of Untitled 0.36, 0.35 and 0.26. She loved this style and wanted one in a smaller size for a very specific wall. There are some very distinct differences and colors to this piece that are specific for this very special client. Beginnings. Depth. Hopeful.Read more "Untitled 0.38 36×36 “For Kate” (Oil on Canvas) – Commissioned"
The essence of these paintings is motion, the force that brings light out of dark and substance out of void, the ultimate drama. Arts Magazine, September 1958. Looking to continue the thoughts and process of Untitled 0.23, this piece flowed and developed in a very interesting way. What was wonderful about this commissioned piece was […]Read more "Untitled 0.24 (36×48, oil on canvas) – Commissioned"
The painting itself is a “moment” in the adulterated mixture of his life – whether “moment” means, in one case, the actual minutes taken up with spotting the canvas or, in another, the entire duration of a lucid drama conducted in sign language. Art News, December 1952 The move to larger format canvas has been […]Read more "Untitled 0.22 (30×48, oil on canvas) – COMMISSIONED"
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"
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"
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"