Remember Light

Remember Light 24”x18” paint on wood panel

This time of year light does seem like something either remembered or glimpsed shining on a distant mountain. Light is the star of the show in this painting.

I am going to be putting coats of varnish on this piece today, then time to frame!

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″

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!

Four for the show…

These four paintings were some works I installed at “Evans Brothers” last night. This Sandpoint coffee shop has regular art shows and is a great place to go in Sandpoint, Idaho. In total I have 26 paintings on display, so if you happen to be in North Idaho…

Into Shadow

It is hard to say goodbye to Summer. The Fall is here and the sun still so warm and bright but like all things it is transition. Winter waiting patiently with it’s cold dark promise. 

This is a 16″x16″ acrylic painting I just finished. This painting has a subtle intriguing beauty that doesn’t really translate well in photographic form… some transitions are tricky.