A square of weather and meditation. As a child I never ever painted on a square surface. I have grown to appreciate the format in my later days. Square is so void as to feel extra blank. Now I find myself enjoying the possibilities.
Summer Rain (shipping)
I just shipped off this painting. It is headed to a new home in Connecticut, a state I have never been to. I am very grateful to my collectors and supporters. I spend a ridiculous amount of time working in my studio but I am so thankful to be doing what I love for a living.
From my studio I can see smoke tendrils rising from the mountains. Larger plumes of smoke in the area are adding to the constant pollution. We were fortunate to get a couple days of rain recently. It was magical and smelled so good. I didn’t want it to stop.
An experimental painting from last May. Something I intended to follow further. One of the benefits of looking through past work, a reminder of exploration yet to do.
Rain and fall leaves, I had an unexpected urge to represent the season.
A moody piece that is a preview to the dark coming months. I have spent a lot of time painting at this scale. I will be working on much larger pieces in the coming months.
Final photograph of another recent painting. I have painted a few along this theme, more to come.
The rain and sun of spring are a source of inspiration. I decided to break down the imagery into something of an abstracted pattern. The result is a bit hypnotic and perhaps meditative.
The paint is often the subject of my work as much as any imagery.
Moving forward with a little bit of rain.
The beginning of a new series of paintings. Having spent my life in the Northwest, I have seen a lot of rain.