New Start

New Start 12”x16” acrylic on panel

A colorful sunrise painting inspired by an early fall morning on Lake Pend Oreille.

I painted this in tandem with “Scotchman Peak”. I typically work on a series of paintings at the same time so they develop together. It keeps my focus narrowed and allows my color palette to be shared.

Here is to new beginnings!

The High and Low

The High and Low 16”x16”

This is a TBT, which I don’t condone but participate in purely out of hypocrisy.

To me this is emotion in acrylic paint, a work I genuinely love. Painting for paintings sake with no expectation or destination.

Today I am turning off my computer, blow out the candle.

Sea & Sky

I have finished two more paintings recently. These are continuations of a theme I started last spring. That theme is essentially a study in atmosphere and emptiness in landscape painting.

Both paintings are acrylic paint on plexiglass. “Cloud and Sea” is 20″ x 20″ and Water’s Lullaby is 18″ x 18″. I think the cloud painting is the most successful, it has a moody ethereal felling that I like. Which painting do you prefer and why?

More and more I want to reduce my imagery down to a minimal form and allow the paint to be the subtle star of the show. If only I didn’t have to work a day job! But the isolating night is a pretty ideal setting for this type of imagery… the trick is staying motivated and awake.