Water and light have always drawn me in. The endless shifting of shapes and colors has a meditative quality. Slowly you drift.
A painting from December that I sold during my February solo show at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. We returned from that trip in a night blizzard, white knuckles but it worked out!
The final painting for my upcoming solo show is shipping out today.
The show opens February 2nd at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, Ca. It will run the month February.
I find myself chasing ethereal beauty in my work. Trying to find that otherworldly magic that is impossible. Once in a while I catch a glimpse and it keeps me running.
Another highly atmospheric lake scene. An interesting challenge trying to suggest forest and water in the most delicate way.
A couple small water studies, each 8″x10″. I always seem to come back to these meditative pieces.
I have been experimenting with some gel medium in the paint for a little thicker texture. It definitely changes the behavior of the paint in interesting ways. If the ratio of paint to medium is too high the dry color becomes a bit unpredictable, which isn’t a great thing!
A painting I did over the weekend. Acrylic 10″x 10″ using a brush, knife and squeegee. I am aiming to let the simple marks stand and resonate. Sometimes simple work is surprisingly difficult to do. I want my paintings to have a fresh immediacy so my tendency to overwork and muddle is being shelved (in theory).