Abstract Expressionism

What is an abstract expression?  Isn’t all art on some level an abstraction of the artists experience with the subject no matter how they decide to represent it? What I find compelling about Abstract Expressionism is the energy and spirit.  Perhaps that was the underlying strength tipping this movement.  An article in New York Art […]

Up Close and Personal

I suppose every attempted painting calls for getting personal.  For me it’s always tied to my own life journey and in some way sharing something about myself in the context of a moment.  I don’t always recognize the connection but it’s usually there if I take time to step back and reflect.  And to take […]

At the Orchard

Plein-air painting is one of the most challenging things I have engaged in creatively speaking.  For me it’s a constant journey into the beauty of the unknown.  This begins with the adventure to new locations and extends all the way down to finding a scene and picking up the paintbrush to being the conversation of […]

When Creative Works aren’t Working

After 3 hours of working on a landscape painting no one wants to be faced with admitting to themselves  ” this isn’t working” and I don’t know what to do! Knowing this is part of the journey I still have trouble surrendering to this situation.  Yesterday while on location I found an inviting view into […]