I have recently thought more of travel and how I can paint when I am on trips at home and abroad. I have been experimenting with gouache on paper trying to find a quick way to capture imagery and mood.
Summer has truly come in hot this year. So happy for the sunshine and lake. It is hard not to be concerned about fire season out here in the western states.
Some extensively changes to this painting. It is now varnished, framed and ready for my solo show at Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. The show opens July 2nd, so very soon! This will be my best exhibit to date.
A colorful new painting in my studio today.
A vibrant little painting from February of this year. I was painting a lot of color studies and smaller works. always a useful approach before working on larger paintings. A faster way to experiment with color, value, composition and concepts than a big panel. Of course in the end I just moved on without following many of these threads.
I have partnered with Epik Canvas for a temporary run of prints on canvas. A lot of fun options available at very affordable prices! Link in my profile.
This painting was inspired by the fading winter. Also me reveling in color exploration.
This painting packed a lot of power on a little board. We get some amazing lightning shows in North Idaho.
A painting from December that has since sold. I plan to revisit this idea in a much larger format.
This photo was taken nearly a year ago. I am constantly thinking about the passing of time and how I spend it. It is true you spend time like money but it cannot be replenished. The clock is ticking, can I make the most of this day? I continue to paint each day. It is how I pay my bills but it is also my passion in life. All we can do is follow our enthusiasms and appreciate the good time while we have it.