The whole of a man’s experience becomes his mode, and in that sense it can be said that all of art is a portrait of an idea – Mark Rothko (1943) Finishing up some reading in my home office I took a final sip of water. …there it was. The view. It is amazing how […]Read more "Untitled 0.18 (12×16, oil on mounted canvas) – Personal Collection"
My friends Matt and Beth were drawn to the “triplet” paintings I’ve done, especially the colors of Untitled 0.2. Untitled 0.10 was done with warm colors and I wanted to mount this when complete vs. frame so it stands alone without distraction.Read more "Untitled 0.10 – For Matt and Beth (12×16, oil on canvas) – Commissioned"
…The function of the artist is to express reality as felt. (Robert Motherwell) I began Reading Abstract Expressionism – Context and Critique a few weeks ago. I’m enjoying diving deep into study of the artists, the process, the history and the reason of art called Abstract Expressionism. I’ve been drawn to this type of art for […]Read more "Untitled 5.0 – The Grief Series (12×16, oil on mounted canvas, 5 Parts) – Personal Collection"
My daughter Peyton simply amazes me. She went on a cleaning spree this weekend to make changes to her room and after dismantling, organizing, purging, donating and sorting; she had her plan ready. A question she asked me included ‘Would you paint me a large canvas for my room?’. Before I could say Yes! she […]Read more "Untitled 0.17 (for Peyton), 30×40 oil on canvas"
Interested in larger format canvases. Tonight I began on a 24×36 canvas. Inspiration: Complement. Tension. Struggle I will find a way to keep this moment, for myself.Read more "Untitled 0.15 (24×36, oil on canvas) – SOLD"
After painting for my daughter, it only took a short amount of time before my son wanted a piece for himself. He was much less specific with what he wanted, but showed me a few things he was interested it. The conversation started with colors. After listening to him, I showed him these colors: He […]Read more "Untitled 0.7 (for Ryan) 12×16, oil on canvas"
My daughter is wonderfully talented and very creative. She is loving that I’m painting and was really attracted to the style of 0.4 and 0.5. I asked her if she wanted me to make her a special painting with her choice of colors. Within minutes, I received this note from her: I had already used […]Read more "Untitled 0.6 (for Peyton) 12×16, oil on canvas"
This piece was a natural color extension from Untitled 0.4. As a technology freak, I was on the lookout for a simple way to capture some colors when I had a thought. A quick search brought me to the Picasso app (Google Play store) and it was exactly what I needed. I could quickly get […]Read more "Untitled 0.5 (12×16, Oil on canvas) – SOLD"
I was experimenting with painting on canvas paper with bold color backgrounds. I was interested in color values and with grey and brown. My daughter loves the color “peach” and I wanted to start in that area as the basis. Movement. Interaction. Reveal. That’s what I was concentrating on with this piece. Got the colors […]Read more "Untitled 0.4 (12×16, oil on canvas) – Personal Collection"
I’m drawn to yellow in paintings. It is a strong color with lots of connection to life and growth. The impact of Rothko’s Untitled, 1949 probably stays fresh in my mind with the powerful use of yellow in that masterpiece. I wanted a piece where yellow was featured, which led to the creation of this […]Read more "Untitled 0.3 (12×16, oil on canvas) Personal Collection"