This is one of a few large atmospheric paintings I am currently working on in the studio. I recently returned from a long cruise, more ocean related adventures coming this summer. Adventures take me away from the studio but they also fuel my desires.
Crossing Blue (reels)
I thought I would post my Instagram Reels of this recent painting. It feels like the perfect piece to kick off Memorial Day weekend!
I have been growing hops for over 5 years now. These are Cascade Hops. I like the hoppy fragrance and enjoy the way they mark the seasons. It is spring when the vines finally start to bust out of the ground. Sadly the conclusion to summer when the hops are ripe.
I have not grown them for any practical reason just a decoration. This year a brewery in town, MickDuff’s Brewery, is collecting hops from private growers for a special brew. So I harvested 4 lbs of hops and delivered them to the brewery. I now have a $20 gift card for MickDuff’s… so professional farmer?
I felt like adding something light after yesterday’s obituary. Nature brings me so much joy… so much better than my phone.
Drift of Thought
This is a new painting in my studio, photographed today. I love the long days of summer. I should be enjoying every moment outdoors but the studio calls… I always answer.
It Goes (Astoria)
A pretty magic painting available now at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.
From the Ashes?
My old 163k IG account was hacked two days ago. I felt like abandoning the platform. I decided to keep fighting to get my account back and start a new account to keep pushing forward in the meantime. I have been overwhelmed with the support I have received from so many talented artists, truly restoring my faith in humanity. There are terrible people in the world, we all see it. There are also some really great generous folks. Although my new account is tiny, the people that are along for the ride have been so great. Happy Sunday, hope everyone is enjoying this weekend of summer!
One of two paintings that are on their way to Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. Great gallery, I had a solo show there just about a year ago. Excited to get some lovely new pieces to The gallery!
Today in the studio. Capturing a little bit of summer on a board. Our ground squirrels have already started hibernating and now the hummingbirds have vanished. It is still August, It all seems too soon.
This sunset painting is available with Momentum Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. Summer nights on the lake are magical yet fleeting. They never get old and always inspire.