Picking Up the Brush

4/3/16 Notes to Myself: Part of my “practice” is being mindful of the benefits of simply picking up my paintbrush and painting. Realizing that I don’t always need to have an outcome in mind. The simple act of acting I know adds to my process of strengthening myself as a painter. Over the past few […]

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 […]

Living on the Precipice

12/30/14 Notes to Myself: As the year comes to a close I realize how much courage it takes to live on the “precipice” of life. It takes even more to “jump off” and sometimes I don’t want to. But I can’t experience living any other way. So I’m learning how to fly! I know I […]

Part of the Process…

With the cold winter still in effect my basement studio has been a nice place to explore experiences other than plein air landscapes. Painting”alla prima” still life paintings is one fun way to challenge myself during this time.  I often work this way on small  5″ x 7″ canvases primarily to keep myself “in the […]

Honesty

Honesty seems to be something on my mind today.   I try to practice this in my personal life and it’s not always easy to be rigorously honest with oneself or others.  By that I mean having the skill and sensitivity to be honest in a manner that everyone involved is held in high regard.  This […]