A new winter scene on the studio easel. I love nature, it is a constant source of inspiration and joy. I tend to use nature as a jumping off point. My paintings tend to be fantastical dreamscapes, this is a good example. The paint is also the subject, I obsess over paint blending and mark making.
A new painting, probably finished but I am setting on my newly installed studio shelf while I switch gears and turn it up to 11.
I have been rearranging and clearing out my studio for a few months. Trying to optimize the space and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Along the way I have found some forgotten paintings that I really like. These two were from 2018, They will be on display in my studio once again!
I was pleased to learn that this painting sold through Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. I am painting a lot of forest scenes these days. No plans, I follow my enthusiasm… my number one rule. Really the only rule I adhere to, I dislike rules.
I was happy to sell this new painting to a collector in Denver. The painting is on canvas panel so I skipped the floater frame and went with a different style… lucky he also loved the gold frame!
Final image and details from this commissioned piece. The commission was arranged through Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
A bit of January’s mood on canvas panel. Each day we gain about a minute of added daylight. I am slowing the passing of time by monitoring this glacial change.
This one needed another glaze, now it is finished!
I was happy to hear this painting was sold through Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Typically I hear about sales when a check shows up in the mail… the rare time a trip to the mailbox is rewarding.
The beauty of winter, an irresistible lure for my brush. The season is long in North Idaho, this one really started early. Like all things it will end, reveling in its splendor while it is visiting.