The Path and the Process

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”

Getting Past the Background

I’m finding it challenging to overcome a a certain aspect of painting.  I’m not sure about other artists, but backgrounds are my problem.  I’m not saying they’re challenging in that they are hard to paint, rather, that I find that I paint them in a way that I’m hesitant to alter them with what isContinue reading “Getting Past the Background”

Tying It All Together

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”

Abstract Art

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”

Abstract Art “A Place at the 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””