Deep in the night as the vernal equinox reaches its apex; while the moon blankets the land in cold light; the sleeping children of Nature stir. The trees begin the dance of awakening, twisting and undulating in reverent celebration. Their movement coaxes the Earth Mother to coalescence; like the creation of a galaxy, swirling, spinning, concentrating the forcesContinue reading “Rites of Spring”
An abstract vision of what an alien flower would look like. This is an acrylic on canvas painting. I used air-duster cans, some brush and gravity/splatter techniques in the composition of the artwork. 18 x 24, 2016. The view from straight on. A side-view, which shows the textures used in the piece.
First Contact – It will probably not be a sentient being we run into at first.
I suppose I should talk a little bit about my process. Every artist goes about her or his projects in a different way. Most will sketch whatever comes to mind and come back to it later. For me, I don’t use sketch books. My ideas usually hit me either when I’m out getting some exerciseContinue reading “The Path and the Process”
I’m always practicing new techniques. This was an attempt at capturing the vision of running water through a forest. The cool thing about practice, is that a piece can turn out horrendous, absolutely beautiful or somewhere in between, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve already professed a love of nature, and have been trying to improveContinue reading “Tying It All Together”
As I post this, I have been on a viewing tour of the art museums in Baltimore and Washington DC. Apparently, I was subconsciously impressed by what I saw in the abstract collections. I’ve done several works in the abstract vein as a result; drawing upon the likes of Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh and CézanneContinue reading “Abstract Art”
“Woman at (a) Table” is a work inspired by a photograph I found on Getty Images. I wasn’t looking specifically to paint her, I forget what I was actually looking for, but I fell in love with the image. The problem? I couldn’t find it again. It took two days to locate it using theContinue reading ““Woman at (a) Table””
(Click me, I get bigger) “A Place at the Table” was the result of several synergistic forces. My girlfriend and I had been discussing abstract art after visiting galleries in New York and Washington, DC. She suggested that I give it a try. The problem was that I didn’t have a subject. On an unrelatedContinue reading “Abstract Art “A Place at the Table””