Well it had to happen. After a couple months of constant snow my paintings followed suit. I am taking on a large winter landscape project but wanted to dive in and play with some small images first. The commission is a different color scheme but it’s good to get my groove on with these first.
New work happening in the studio. As you can see through the window I am living in snow country. These winter days are a great time to stay in and dedicate myself to painting. It is really what I want to be doing with most of my time anyway.
Short winter days often bring dramatic conclusions. As pretty as the sunset is looking to the East is often more dramatic. The snow covered mountains get blasted with the final shot of sunlight.
A sunny little piece of sunshine here in the midst of winter.
A quick little glimpse into my studio today. This painting is starting to take shape. Mood, mystery and atmosphere always elements I pursue in my work. Have a great weekend.
Ten miniatures with gold leaf edges are at Abend Gallery and will be on display at the LA Art Show. I also have two larger paintings that will part of the exhibit.
Abend contacted me months ago and asked me to provide paintings for the exhibit. So happy to participate!
A new painting in the studio today. This one is lighting up my work space.
I really like these 24”x36” panels, so much so I am prepping four other boards this size at the moment!
This painting is now availability through Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
These small paintings are from a bonus instagram account named cult_of_doodle. Last year I was using left over paint at the end of the day and painting little images without planning. It was a liberating and exciting way to paint. I found that it spawned new creative ideas and helped me generate more expressive work. We shall see if this continues…
Another recap in 9 photos. 2021 had some bright spots and good memories but the shadows were deep.
Best to everyone for the coming year!