Nature has no emotion, making it feel very cruel at times. The natural world has and will always be my inspiration, the world is a beautiful place.
The other day we received 8″ of snow. It is always startling to wake up to such a dramatic shift in the world.
I abandoned what I was working on in the studio and did a couple moody snow scenes. Fun capturing the vibe right outside my window.
I just started a YouTube channel! I have been meaning to do this for years, people constantly asking me if I have one. Well now I do!
In the last week I posted a few super short clips I filmed in the studio. Today I edited my first proper video with text and music. I occasionally put together videos in my other life as a video game artist. It was so rare though that the software was always new to me and it took ages to sort out. So this one I put together with iMovie on my Apple laptop. Having never used iMovie, I was hesitant but it was incredibly simple. Check it out if you get a chance. I will be doing a lot more work on YouTube in the coming year!
My largest rainbow painting to date. I will be working on some even larger pieces soon.
Happy 2020, I hope it is a great year!
I have finally started a YouTube channel! Late to the party but at least I showed up. I will be adding studio footage and inspirational videos as time goes on. Currently not much there but that will be changing.
One of my top nine of 2019. This one was sold through Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento. I had a solo show at the gallery last February, this painting was part of that exhibit.
Remembering to be Grateful
It was too early to be awake.
I reached for the phone, 3:00 AM. The terrible dead-zone of night.
Something I must remember. Was it important or maybe a secret? Perhaps just a bill I had forgotten to pay. It’ll come to me if I can just get back to sleep, I’m sure it will.
Another painting from my top nine of 2019, according to Instagram! This painting was inspired by a winter trek to the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. The beautiful area is very far North Idaho.
The painting sold through Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming!
What I know
I don’t have anymore answers. I ran out of questions long before. A simple hesitation turns to a silent moment. Another breath of air exhaled slow.
I am painting a group of 5″x5″ paintings for an upcoming exhibit with Abend Gallery. In the future I want to work on a mix of tiny and large paintings. Small works are such a great way to experiment and play with color schemes etc.
This painting was on of my top nine Instagram posts over 2019. The painting sold through Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, S.C.
A really great gallery I hope to visit first hand someday. Preferably during a North Idaho winter.