Holding Sway

Holding Sway Size47″ x 72″ Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: I really enjoyed the translucent layering (glazing) in the lower left side of the last piece and so this photo highlighted the potential for this type of layering making it a perfect choice for the second of the series. Learning, […]

Energy of Bliss

Energy of Bliss Size48″ x 66″ Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: This view emphasized the twisting motion of the manipulation process. I particularly enjoy how the green allows the orange to feel more intense to the point it appears to be absorbing the green. The contorted mattress springs look as […]

Deluge

Deluge Size42″ x 58″ The left two images show the painting in-process. Sometimes, the initial layer or two of paint for these paintings tempts me to call it done, yet as this was the first oil painting I had attempted in over 20 years, I stuck with the plan which was to push the limits […]

Expression of Cover

Expression of Cover Size42″ x 69″ The left image is of the sculpture fully lit. There are many opportunities for paintings with the shadows on this one. I chose the bottom middle to start.  Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: This particular view was more challenging to the first two in […]

Intersections & Into the Flow

Intersections & Into the Flow Size 22″ x 22″ x 3″ The left image is titled “Intersections” and the middle is “Into the Flow”. There are many Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: These are two 18”x 18” stretched canvases. At the time I had made five wood panels with which […]

Applied Confidence

Applied Confidence Size38.5″ x 24″ Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: The first piece I’ve ever tried painting oils on wood. I thought the surface would have been too slippery, yet I believe the flat, latex paint I use for the base created some friction for the brush. The shadows became […]

Dwell & Brood

Dwell & Brood Size38.5″ x 24″ Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: The way I composed the picture of the actual section and shadow of the sculpture for Dwell & Brood I knew would create a dynamic tension. The way the shadow seemed to reflect or look back at the sculpture […]

Drifting Up

Drifting Up Size49″ x 24″ Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: With this one my system which I wrote about with the second painting in this series Holding Sway, seemed to be tiring or becoming trite to me. I found myself wondering if I’m still hanging onto too much realism like […]

Pooling

Pooling Size50″ x 28″ Notes taken directly from my reflection journal, uncut and unedited: The sculpture is from my thesis show, repainted yellow and hung on a chartreuse wall. I loved the flowing line of the arch form. It’s is similar to the arch of a human’s back from the shoulder blades down to the […]