I have been working on this large painting for some time now. I thought I would post a preview of it!
I have been working steadily on some powerful storm imagery. This particular piece is one of my favorites.
I did not have specific plans for these, just driven to create them. Horizon Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, wanted them. They ended up selling this one before I could get it varnished. So Messenger, will be shipping directly to California. The other three will heading to Wyoming. I will post images of them all when they leave North Idaho.
An image from my art studio. This small painting attempts to captures the light of a gorgeous evening in North Idaho.
I finished this painting yesterday afternoon. It has a really great meditative quality. I frequently create work with a calm and tranquil vibe… even when I don’t feel that way. I suppose it’s a form of therapy.
Inspiration from the biggest lake in Idaho! This painting is going to the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California! My solo show is opening there the beginning of February 2019. That year is frighteningly futuristic.
Packing up and shipping a Ugallery sale today. This painting has been in my studio for a couple years now, it will leave a void.
This one has some large sculptural quality to the mark making. It is an interesting piece headed to California just in time to dodge the winter!
A cool little painting from April. I was experimenting with framing options, this one worked well. Since then I have switched things up significantly. I am now painting on thicker wood panels and using a more minimal floating frame. Everything is always changing, hopefully evolving… it is good to pause and reflect at times.
Transitions is a great title, it was the name of this painting also the name of my solo show last winter. The show was last March on Bainbridge Island at the Bainbridge Island Center for the Arts.
Visual transitions are critical to my work and their importance can’t be over stated. To me the use of paint, the way it is applied, is a driving force. Mark making and the flow of motion through a painting can make the most mundane intriguing. In life transitions can be terrible but I don’t live in the real world too often.
This painting was purchased by one of my very best friends. The best work rarely gets back home.
Work in progress 12″x16″
The past two Thursdays I have revisited some paintings from last summer. These are each 24″x24″, I find TBT to be a bit of a lazy post but it is interesting to reflect on past work.