Inside my studio on a very cold December morning. A dream of sunshine and light as the snow brings silence.
Four of ten paintings for Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. These are painted on wood panel with a 1.5” cradled edge. I applied gold leaf to the edge of the painting with a really beautiful result.
One of ten small paintings for Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. These paintings are all done on 5”x5” cradled board. The edge is 1.5” and I finished it with a lovely gold leaf.
The shorter daylight hours brings dramatic sunlight to the north country. Fewer people and more loons, a solid trade off. This painting was inspired by North Idaho, the country I am calling home.
I am putting together a collection of 10 miniature paintings for Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. They will be traveling to LA for an art show with the gallery.
The wooden edges on these boards is 1.5” thick so I decided to coat them with gold leaf. It ended up being a beautiful decision but my studio has a lot of gold stuck to the floor.
Another painting inspired by the season. Heartache echoing across the years.
This large painting has shipped to Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. The painting is a pretty special one. I was planning to save it for my solo show in Astoria, Oregon this June but Momentum needed more work so off it went.
It was a long week of framing, packing and shipping. Finding time to paint here and there but the other work was overwhelming my time. Looking forward to digging in next week in the studio.
Drawing inspiration from the low autumn sun. This time of year can bring a sense of melancholy. I also get excited for the massive hours of studio time ahead. I am leaning into the season and finding some magic for my work.
I will be varnishing and framing this painting during the weekend. It is a commission that will be displayed with an older painting of my called “the hermit”.
This painting truly has a haunting feeling in person. Part of a series I am working on inspired by the lake shore and the season.