Painting with a Foundation

3/28/16 Notes to Myself: Building a foundation in painting is an important part of the process for me. I start with a value study in Ultramarine Blue. Navigating the canvas, I start to define the range of lights and darks. Simplifying the space to its most important elements as I experience it. Sometimes the wheels […]

A Cohesive Body of Work?

3/13/16 Notes to Myself:   Cohesive – I’ve been reflecting on the “cohesiveness” of my work. And the question arises – Is is cohesive? It seems to me that could be left up to interpretation and perspective. What I am discovering is that I am a “landscape” painter. More and more that seems to fit […]

Come Sit

3/1/16 Notes to Myself: Painting where I am. How could I do otherwise? I don’t think I’ve always been conscious of where I am in my painting. So much of the time I’ve used my mind to think about where to go to paint. As a plein air painter I suppose that’s important, but deeper […]