Winter Sun

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I put some time into painting last night and decided to paint a fairly frantic cloudscape. This painting is 16″x16″, I like the energy and color blending with this piece… hard to achieve on a larger format. It felt like a little glimpse of something  new which is always exciting! Always trying to capture an immediacy and simple quality that is very tricky.

Oh Dear

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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.

 

 

pend d’oreille winery

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If you ever find yourself in North Idaho, specifically Sandpoint, I recommend the pend d’oreille winery. As you can see from the photo I posted, even their bike rack is a piece of art!

It is a charming bistro with a lot of good food wine and beer. We enjoyed live local music the last time we popped in for dinner. Their grilled sourdough bread is so delicious.

I am including a link to their website if you want to know more!

http://powine.com