I am starting on a series of autumnal forest paintings. This time of year as the daylight fades and the sun hangs low, I feel it in so many ways. The beauty shifts and there is that reminder of days passing and time slipping away. I am leaning into the beauty of the hours.
The Weight (SOLD)
This painting was just sold. It is off to its new home in Florida! Video below showing the framing process for a floater frame.
Painter Is As Painter Does
A silly little reel from Instagram. This is me everyday, the hat comes and goes with the season. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!
Beyond Forever (reels)
This video shows some of the finalizing that goes into an already finished painting! I have since shipped this one to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. It was a commission arranged through the gallery.
Getting Framed (Loon Song)
Here I am installing a floater frame on a painting that was recently purchased. A silly little video that gives you a behind the scenes look at some of the additional work involved with my job.
I find myself working on meditative paintings frequently. When I am fully immersed in painting it creates a very trance like state. Combining the process with imagery infused with mystery and movement, the feeling is compounded.
Check out my newest YouTube video. Subscribe if you are interested in future videos! It takes some time to put this sort of thing together, fun but it ain’t painting. Trying to avoid sitting at the computer but I will probably be adding a video once a week.
From the ashes
I destroyed half a dozen paintings I decided not to put into my solo show. I like to let paintings breathe for a while and see them fresh. So often you feel an energy and excitement from work, that usually fades. If a painting doesn’t intrigue me after hanging around the studio for weeks it is probably not worth keeping. Sometimes I will deeply love elements of a piece but it has to be compelling as a whole. Once in a while a painting just needs a little extra work to bring it all together. Sometimes that little extra is the final blow…
So I destroyed a painting, this is the new painting on the same panel. Now I can’t remember for sure what was originally on this board but I know this is stronger. Will it stick around? Time will tell.