Higher Light

Higher Light, 30”x24” acrylic

Today I am finalizing this painting. Still a ridiculous amount to get done for my upcoming exhibit on Vashon Island. The show opens October 4th but I have to deliver everything in one week. Lots of driving and even a ferry ride involved in this voyage. It has been a number of years since I have been on Vashon Island so I am sure it will be a fun little road trip.

Selling Art

10”x10” acrylic paintings

I am frantically varnishing and finalizing paintings for my upcoming show. I need to deliver it in less than one week!

In the meantime I sold a couple of small paintings so I am boxing them up today. I was going to bring them to my exhibit but you have to take sales when you can. I have turned down a few sales recently on some of the bigger pieces going to the show but these two are small so what the heck.

Road through Fire

By Fire, 24”x18” acrylic

As an artist I often feel compelled to make work. This year I created s body of work called “Apocalyptic Bloom”. They weren’t paintings the the galleries representing me wanted. It is not artwork that my average collector would be into. Still I took this side road that represented a large part of 2019. I will always follow my artistic curiosities and interests.

This painting is on display at the RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. A new gallery to represent me since I started the journey.

Ode to Summer

Summer, 10”x10” acrylic

Summer,

Once again you made me your fool. All those warm days and late nights the sun barely resting. I tried so hard to keep you by my side.

Now you are off to some southern land. I laugh as you go but I will never forgive you. I prize my solitude and I will cling to the darkness. Maybe I will pine over an old photo of you this winter. In April a sparrow might spark a faint memory.

Damn, I just want you to come back.