Yesterday I heard this painting sold through RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon! This piece is one of my favorites, a marriage of mystery and menace. The painting now lives in Portland, Oregon.
This piece has a frantic surreal vibe. I am always experimenting with expressive work. Trying to make something bigger than myself.
This painting seemed like the perfect post for Halloween. Part of a series of dark tree imagery I created this year. I intended to paint some huge versions but the pandemic, fires and general apocalyptic vibe of the year dulled my enthusiasm… at least for now.
In a strange moody land.
Always chasing, it is solitary work.
Today I am standing still, reflecting on previous paintings. Thinking about the way forward… possibly cleaning my studio.
Final capture of this unusual piece.
Final photograph of this recent piece. Trying to be more diligent about documenting my work. I prefer to focus on painting but there is more to it.
From imagery stuck in my mind. I am painting this series of paintings until my focus shifts… it tends to shift frequently.
What’s in a name? Nothing or maybe everything… this painting seems to call out it’s name.