This #painting was inspired by my fascination with #Viking culture. The whole concept of living day to day not knowing whether it was going to be your last seems so much more exciting than being assured you are getting up today, tomorrow, and the next day, with the firm realiziation that you will be doingContinue reading “Legacy of the Viking”
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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 “
A warm summer night, looking at a street light through the trees.
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”
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”
The painting is about ending one journey and beginning another. In this case, the woman is moving out; from a failed relationship, or something else – it’s all in the viewer’s mind.
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”
An abstract painting within the confines of short horizontal strokes.
This started as something else, then I had the idea to use crushed glass, self-leveling clear gel, other gels, and acrylic paint on canvas board. It really just came together as a pond with a Koi fish inside. Top Down View I started with a base of deeper color, then laid the crushed glass, andContinue reading “Being Koi”
Midsummer Knights Dream
This started out as something else, but my art rarely goes where I want it to – which is not a bad thing; it’s part of the adventure. I originally was going for a take on Munch’s ‘The Scream’, but somewhere along the way blended the surrealistic aspects of his work and more traditional paintingContinue reading “Midsummer Knights Dream”