Work in progress 12″x16″
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!
This painting is framed up and ready for my upcoming solo exhibit! The colors were tricky to capture with a camera. Some darker paintings tend to be a challenge when it comes to getting a good digital representation.
On my small easel with a glimpse of the studio in the background.
Another painting in my brooding landscape series. I hope to have 4 of these totally finished for my next solo show. It opens in Pendleton, Oregon at the Arts Center August 2nd!
I have a soft spot in my heart for this particular painting. It encapsulates a lot of the elements I strive for in my work. I liked this painting so much that I was abnormally fearful of dropping it or damaging it in some unknown way! Kind of funny considering I destroy work all of the time, it is part of the process of creation for me. As a result I am less sentimental about work… but apparently not always!
This 24″x18″ painting is currently at the BPA on Bainbridge Island. Forgive the black bars at the top and bottom!
This painting shares a title with the show I have opening Friday 5-7pm at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery.
This moody painting strives to capture some of the delicate light clouds capture when the skies turn dark. This particular painting is 16″x16″.
This 16″x16″ painting was part of the 27 painting collection I delivered yesterday. The solo show is in Longview, Wa at the Lower Columbia College. The exhibit will run from February 14th through March 14th.
I seem to be painting a lot of clouds these days. Giant powerful and full of mood they have always fascinated me so I am simply following my interests. This particular painting is 16″x16″ acrylic / open acrylic painting on cradled board.
As a painter I am striving to paint work that feels unique and new with a fresh vibrant use of color and mark making. The goal is a bit like shooting at the moon, I realize it is impossible but it doesn’t stop me. This particular painting is simple but encapsulates a lot of what I am striving for.