Oh Dear


Another skull painting, this one is 10″ x 10″ acrylic. This was based on a skull I have drug around with me for many decades. I released it to the forest when I was moving along with so many of my oddities and unused items that have accumulated over my life. I thought it fitting to do a final painting of it in the style I have been developing in recent months.

The acrylics are treated boldly with immediate mark making decisions. Trying to embrace the beauty of the paint letting the subject work as a framework for the color and gesture.

Where to go now? I am currently studying the nature out my back door and planning on treating it as an inspiration more than a direct subject. I am sure I will inevitably simply paint the landscapes that surround me but much like the use of paint I strive for something more. I think it is also important to work as much as possible without getting to “in my head” about what’s next. Forgive the ramblings, the middle of the night and terrible back pain leaves me thinking and far from doing.



Blue & Bone


Blue & Bone
Western Shadows IV

This is the last bison skull painting in the series, the last one I am going to do for a while. I experimented with a bit of blue which gave the painting an interesting look. Along with the texture it has a bit of an underwater feeling to it.

The painting is an 18″ x 18″ acrylic painting.



In the Studio


I am finishing up the second “Western Shadows (bison skull)” painting. I will try to get a proper photograph of it when it is complete. There are some pretty interesting textures happening that aren’t apparent in this photograph. I’m planning on doing at least one more of these but who can tell?