For an artist to be interesting to us he must have been interesting to himself. He must have been capable of intense feeling, and capable of profound contemplation. – Robert Henri Originally, I thought my technique would only include the knife, but I’ve recently really enjoyed using a brush. It takes good physical effort on […]Read more "Untitled 0.30 (48×48, Oil on Canvas)"
I am not interested in color for color’s sake and light for light’s sake. I am interested in them as means of expression. – Robert Henri Connection. Separation. Together.Read more "Untitled 0.29 (48×60, Oil on Canvas)"
We are all wrapped up in life, in human feelings; we cannot, and we should not, desire to get away from our feelings. – Robert Henri This is the largest painting I’ve worked on so far. At 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall, this was one of the last paintings that I worked on […]Read more "Untitled 0.25 48×72 (Oil on Canvas)"
Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them. – Robert Henri Emotions are powerful and having multiple emotional responses to a situation can be very confusing. In dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting emotions, there are times where they bleed together and other times it is very simple to distinguish the responses. This painting and its cousin, Untitled […]Read more "Untitled 0.28 48×60 (Oil on Canvas)"
For an artist to be interesting to us he must have been interesting to himself. He must have been capable of intense feeling, and capable of profound contemplation – Robert Henri Many times I paint multiple canvases at the same time. This is a great for moving ideas, thoughts and creativity out on the canvas. […]Read more "Untitled 0.27 (48×60, Oil on Canvas)"
I am interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom…People who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when painting them. Mark Rothko The larger pieces are where I find most comfort. The most freedom to express. The color work is created only from primary colors and the […]Read more "Untitled 0.26 (48×60, oil on canvas) – SOLD"
The essence of these paintings is motion, the force that brings light out of dark and substance out of void, the ultimate drama. Arts Magazine, September 1958. Looking to continue the thoughts and process of Untitled 0.23, this piece flowed and developed in a very interesting way. What was wonderful about this commissioned piece was […]Read more "Untitled 0.24 (36×48, oil on canvas) – Commissioned"
The look of my figures is abstract, and to the spectator they may not appear to be figures at all. They are the expression, in abstract terms, of emotions and states of awareness. Louise Bourgeois, 1954 This piece was in process at the same time of some very in-depth prayer and introspective work I’ve embarked […]Read more "Untitled 0.23 (30×48, oil on canvas)"
The painting itself is a “moment” in the adulterated mixture of his life – whether “moment” means, in one case, the actual minutes taken up with spotting the canvas or, in another, the entire duration of a lucid drama conducted in sign language. Art News, December 1952 The move to larger format canvas has been […]Read more "Untitled 0.22 (30×48, oil on canvas) – COMMISSIONED"
The question is how to name what as yet has been unnamed… Robert Motherwell, Modern Artists in America (1951) This piece began as tribute. As practice. As an idea. It originally began as some fun work thinking about Robert Motherwell. It didn’t take long to realize this work was to become something else. Explore. Tension. […]Read more "Untitled 0.20 – (12X16 oil on mounted canvas) – SOLD"