This painting seemed like the perfect post for Halloween. Part of a series of dark tree imagery I created this year. I intended to paint some huge versions but the pandemic, fires and general apocalyptic vibe of the year dulled my enthusiasm… at least for now.
A couple pieces inspired by morning hikes. Currently the leaves are under ice and snow, there is a little more fall ahead.
Happy Halloween! I painted this last November it seems to have the right vibe for today.
While picking up my Vashon Island show I saw friends and family. I was fortunate to carve pumpkins with my sister’s family! That is me in the foreground.
Another small piece that is heading to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado for a group exhibit. This is one of four paintings that should have been delivered yesterday, the snows prevented that! Let’s hope they arrive safely today!
On an unrelated note… Happy Birthday to Henry Sloan, my Nephew!
This post seemed appropriate for Halloween. I finished this one up over the weekend. I am pretty obsessed with the mark making and expressive sky.
I continue painting some nocturnal imagery. I had painted one moon inspired landscape and decided that was enough. That night I saw the moon rise above the Cabinet Mountains and decided I could put some more paint to panel!
A lot of my work tends to be autumnal. This one in particular seems appropriate for a Halloween post. The subject is a monkey skull in an old iPhone box. The juxtaposition seems to say it all.
I am continuing work on a series of paintings I started this year. The paintings are a bit of an experiment in technique, I am using acrylic paint on acrylic plexiglass. The slick surface of the plastic sheeting makes an excellent surface for subtle brush work and mark making. The flip side of the plexiglass is covered with layers of transparent textures that harmonize and compliment the painted image. The physical depth of these paintings alter the appearance as the lighting and angle of view shift.