My Blog About Art
The Necessity of Changing My Style June 17, 2017 20:08
Supports: Wood Panels June 05, 2017 11:45 1 Comment
Rose Moon and Vibrating Color June 03, 2017 08:18
In Spirit of Rose Moon, I let myself play with color a lot more. I worked hard with many layers of glazing to get a good gradation in the sky area of pale yellow to pink to blue. My efforts paid off, I think. Read more...
Painting Gimmicks March 26, 2017 18:05
Gesso & Brushes January 24, 2017 09:31
I've been messing with gesso a lot. I love the smooth surface I get from using the clay scraper, but it is incredibly messy, so I tried applying it with rollers and then sanding. Read more...
Almost finished with "Hope of Transformation" December 26, 2016 14:18
Vessels Series: The Black Crow December 07, 2016 10:43
My next work in the series is "The Black Crow" (sometimes also called the Black Toad) which is based partly on the alchemical idea of the first stage in alchemy, which involves, yes, rotting or putrefaction. Read more...
Vessels Series: Moon Vessel Finished December 06, 2016 18:46
I like the vibe of this painting as somewhat like a tarot card. I'm really glad that I started this series. It is much more to my taste than anything else I've done recently. It gets my imagination going and I feel like I am producing much more interesting images. Read more...
Vessels: Moon Vessel November 20, 2016 19:35
Aquarius Moon is an Asshole + Finished But Not September 18, 2016 15:59
I finished that painting, which became the somewhat odd "Nymph and Her Children." This was my first real step into surrealism, if I can call it that. Since then, I have set off boldly in the surrealist direction. Read more...
So much for that decision September 16, 2016 14:52
Indecision: Post-Modern Vanitas vs. Spare Luminism September 11, 2016 15:16
Finally Here! September 06, 2016 10:01
Politics and [My] Art July 30, 2016 19:55
Some people believe that the combination of politics and art in general is a deadly mix, but I'm more of the school that art can never be free of politics--that even "art for art's sake" is a political statement (thank you, Russian Formalism). Read more...
The Intimidations of Canvas June 05, 2016 10:49
The Spiritual Landscape April 25, 2016 11:09
Whistler and Lautrec April 08, 2016 20:40
Whistler would work on a painting for hours and be all happy about it for 15 minutes, "It's GREAT!", bragging all over about it, and then an hour later he'd go and scrape it off the canvas, terrified that someone would see it and think what a crap artist he was. Read more...
Water March 06, 2016 18:35
I finished a painting I've been working on for a week, Morning Star, but I was not pleased with the way it turned out for a number of reasons. One of them was the water. Read more...
Competitions February 21, 2016 15:01 3 Comments
The various requirements of competitions have forced me to think about how I describe what I do not only to the rest of the world but how it feels to me, to put that feeling into words so that I can examine it and think about it further. Read more...