Let’s Talk Commissions

I do commission work. If you’ve got something in mind, need something big, different from my norm, etc., I will take on the job. You’ll notice that my art generally is in the 16×20 or 18×24 range.  This is due to storage issues. I’ve done two bigger works, each at 30-something by forty-something (below), andContinue reading “Let’s Talk Commissions”

Aurora 

Like most of my paintings, this one started off in another direction. I tend to go where my artistic Muse takes me, so planning is the first thing out the window.  I started playing around on the canvas and eventually ended up with this. The scene in the painting is ostensibly a forest under theContinue reading “Aurora “

Winter Odium

I’m being told that, as an artist, I need to explain my work and process more.  This bit of advice comes from a source that I came across when trying to figure out how to break into the big leagues of the art world – besides spending tens of thousands on a BFA/MFA which willContinue reading “Winter Odium”

Monarch Sangria

It’s not my worst, there’s a couple I haven’t shown anyone. Still, I’m putting this one aside. I can’t think of how I can make it work, so I’m moving on.  On the positive side, I have done something for March; which has not been the greatest month for me. About it? It started asContinue reading “Monarch Sangria”

Squareset

Squareset is an abstract representation of a sunset using strictly horizontal strokes (kind of a thing I’m developing).  This is mostly a test set for color, but I think it stands on it’s own.  I don’t know if no-impressionism is a ‘thing’; if not, I’ll plant that flag.  If you like it, let me knowContinue reading “Squareset”

Eater of Worlds

This painting is about #depression.  I could waste words trying to be eloquent about it but depression is a soul-killing illness that people joke about but don’t really understand or think is a real illness (as recently observed at work).  The flowering trees represent the beauty of the world, the ladies on promenade humanity, andContinue reading “Eater of Worlds”

Flight of the Raven

My first finger-painting since the third grade.  I’ve always wondered how effective it would be. The answer? For a guy with big fingers, I can’t get any detail.  I’m going back to brushes for the next one, but it was fun to ‘roll around in the mud’, if you will, and stretch my wings. AsContinue reading “Flight of the Raven”

Eye of Heaven

If you ever look at a human eye up close, it’s one of the most beautiful natural creations. I was thinking of this when I started this project.  At the same time, I wanted to create the impression of what one would see looking up at the moon.  The moon here represents the reflection ofContinue reading “Eye of Heaven”