A final capture of this painting, it will be part of “The Woodland” show. The tree adjacent to the tree in this painting blew over in a recent windstorm… towers fall.
Final capture of this painting from six weeks ago. What a different world it was. I wonder what things will look like six weeks from now? I guess we will have to wait and see.
One of five paintings I am working on for Abend Gallery in Denver. Using some really great panels from artefexart. These panels are thin aluminum with a polyethylene core. The company was generous enough to provide complimentary panels for me. They have a lot of great large scale panels so I will be buying some in the future!
Here is a link to artefexart: https://www.artefex.biz/home/
Continuing on with my forest imagery. I am putting together a collection of paintings for my “Woodlands” exhibit opening in May. The exhibit is at Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City, Michigan.
Hip to be Square
As a kid I never painted a square painting. I liked a rectangular format that could be a tall image or a wide image.
Often on Instagram people will comment about how they like the unusual shape of some of my custom made panels. With my contrary nature it makes me avoid unusual shapes!
Again I started thinking about sanding down some huge square panels I have buried in the attic. I realized part of the draw of the square format is the extra blank quality. The shape has no compositional interest. Sure a large square has a modern appeal but to me there is something so stark and empty about the square format. The painting is everything.
Sometimes (maybe always)
People ask about the brush I used in a particular Instagram Story. Folks get excited, then it seems incredibly important to me. Where is that brush have I lost it or did I accidentally throw it out? Was that brush the reason that painting worked? Can a paint anymore without said brush? Seeming doubtful now…
A strange life driven to create. My motives are pure, I continue my work. Grumpy old man… I may well be.
Not sure where I put that brush…
Straight on photo of this painting sitting on my largest easel.
I Finalized these seven 5″x5″ paintings. Now I just have to make it to town so I can ship them off! They are headed to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
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.
North Idaho is a heavily timbered part of the country. I am beginning work on a series that pays tribute to the forest. Of course I will be working on many other things as I can not help it.