Monday, August 22, 2011


One of my palettes, pictured here, is a small glass mixing area that's easy to clean with a scraper and sits upon a set of drawers on wheels. This palette features the intuitive method of paint arranging. Feeling instead of thinking takes over in this particular approach. It's a less is more approach, more or less with less technique and more expression. It looks good on the glass anyway so maybe...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Here I've edited out as much as possible from a larger composition. The intent was to distill the essence of a field labor scene without losing the integrity of the whole. This also gave me the opportunity to practice focusing my vision on a smaller scale. The painting is 20" x 24" oil on canvas.

Friday, August 5, 2011

how it begins...

This is not how it begins. Sketching, drawing and painting are the result of my time spent outside the studio experiencing the world. To discover a fragment of life and be moved by it is how it begins. The time spent noticing, seeing, gazing, looking, and observing is pivotal. What is paramount is trusting the feeling and intuitive pull that takes me somewhere and to something and to ultimately follow through with my expression in an effort to discover why.