In the Studio #48

In the Studio #48

Its been a very long time since I've felt up to a blog post but the momentous occasion of finishing a large body of work seemed an appropriate time to dust off this platform once again to speak a little about this journey. Approximately one year ago I finished a large body of paintings you [...]

In the Studio #44

In the Studio #44

I started off this month intending to blog more but these lovely summer days have conspired against my efforts and so I'm just getting to a post today. Progress is continuing on Pilot #7 with all the under-painting elements finally complete. I have to say after the challenge on painting the last piece in this [...]

In the Studio #43

In the Studio #43

I finished the sixth painting of the Pilot Set a couple weeks ago and the drawing for the seventh Pilot painting two days ago. I'm finally settling into working on this next monster painting. The process of doing the drawing of this seventh work has been quite instructive. I realized while doing this drawing that [...]

In the Studio #42

In the Studio #42

Well I finally finished my painting Pilot #6 last week and I'm now varnishing the work. It has been an emotional process, painting this piece, and I'm relieved that its finished. This work has been nothing but challenges for me from the construction of the frame - its a little warped - to the composition [...]

First Friday #21

First Friday #21

Well First Friday at the Banana Factory was a few days ago and I have had a little time to think about what went on during the open house. This last Friday was a light affair once again. I think were returning to the normal pattern of light First Fridays after two unusually busy First [...]

Ephemerama #35

Ephemerama #35

A few weeks back President Trump released his proposed budget and as expected there were severe cuts to the arts. According to the Washington Post: "The presidentโ€™s budget would eliminate the NEAโ€™s $148 million budget, the NEHโ€™s $148 million budget and the CPBโ€™s $445 million budget, as well as $230 million for the Institute of [...]

In the Studio #41

In the Studio #41

Work continues on my painting Pilot 6, and now I'm moving into the last phases of the piece. These last few steps involve incorporating the collage elements into the piece. Until now I've been focusing mostly on creating an interesting foreground and cloudscape for the piece, which for the foreground area was a bit of [...]