Captured Images (a small collection)

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Majesty 14″x11″

Collecting high resolution photographs of your art is critical. At the very least it is something worth looking at later to see how your work has changed and hopefully evolved. I frequently fail to capture images of my paintings and it’s a shame to sell work without retaining a digital version.

Over the weekend I did manage to take some photographs of my recent works. These aren’t the highest resolution, I scaled them down for the website.

I was motivated by a deadline, it always seems to take a deadline!

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Someday 8″x10″
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Beyond 10″x8″
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Bonfire 11″x14″
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Lullaby 14″x11″
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Low Sun 10″x8″

Shipping to Kuwait

Art sales are always a good thing in my line of work but there is something especially thrilling about sending my work abroad. I have traveled a bit in my life but now my artwork resides in many places I have never been. It feels a little like writing my initials in wet concrete, “I was once in this world”.

Your Fire 11″x14″
Fleeting 10″x8″
Tranquility 14″x11″

Tranquility

This 14″x11″ painting was a commission. The buyer liked one of my older pieces that had already sold and wanted something similar. I don’t recreate past work but I was definitely interested in visiting this type of subtle moody landscape again. I had a lot of fun with it and we were both pleased with the finished piece.

Little Water

A couple small water studies, each 8″x10″. I always seem to come back to these meditative pieces.

I have been experimenting with some gel medium in the paint for a little thicker texture. It definitely changes the behavior of the paint in interesting ways. If the ratio of paint to medium is too high the dry color becomes a bit unpredictable, which isn’t a great thing!