Winter Light

Winter Light 20”x24” paint on panel

Low clouds and limited distance create a feeling of infinity. A sense of the unknown that I really enjoy. This time of year it is a prelude to the coming snows of winter.

Watching snow fall on a stormy lake is one of my favorite things about winter… certainly better than shoveling snow!

Kuwait

Tranquility 14”x11” acrylic on wood panel

This is a painting I finished September 14th. Instagram helps me keep track of such trivia!

It was one of three paintings I sold to a nice woman from Kuwait. I have shipped paintings all over the planet but this was the slowest and most worrisome shipment. It arrived in Kuwait City very quickly but then it took about 6 weeks for her to receive it! It all worked out though and she has them hanging together on her wall.

Working in the studio

20”x16” paint on wood panel

It’s another Wednesday and I am so thankful to have a dedicated space to paint. Also the time to work on the art I really care about. The winter has arrived but I am excited about being hold up in my studio and giving it all I’ve got! Strangely upbeat today, must be a chemical imbalance.

Destroy to Create (update)

Forces 20”x24” paint on panel

This painting is on the bubble for me. It has a lot of the force and intrigue I enjoy but is that enough? I will catch it out of the corner of my eye when I am working and it draws my attention… is that enough? It has some beautiful color, blending, texture, shape and motion… enough?

I am forever running out of painting surfaces. Now when I finish a painting I set it aside in the studio rather than varnishing it. I let a little time and distance come between me and the painting and see how it stacks up against other works I am making. Then when there are too many paintings and not enough new boards I spend a morning removing paint from the ones that fall short.

This has become part of my process. I am increasingly comfortable destroying to create. Nothing is sacred.

Upside down with additional work

Still not sure if I will keep it but it is intriguing so I will put it aside and let it breathe.