The artist must have the emotional side first, the primal cause of his being an artist, but he must also have an excellent mind, which he must command and use as a tool for the expression of his emotions. – Robert Henri Art is emotion to me. Translating emotion to canvas is what I love […]Read more "Untitled 0.41 24×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
Most of you know that I love to read on my Kindle app on my phone or tablet. However, there are certain books that I want to hold while reading and display. All of these, except one are old school print on paper. Maybe someday I’ll write reviews of each of these, but I do […]Read more "Books I Love and Recommend"
Throughout the whole canvas you should think of the effect of the big masses of color in their relation to each other. In a good canvas these big masses work together, have constructive effect on one another, just as in music. In well composed music you can’t get away from the motive. – Robert Henri […]Read more "Untitled 0.40 48×96 (Oil on Canvas)"
This commissioned work was a joy to create. It began with some text message discussions on important colors, the location that it would hang and some general thoughts on the overall composition. I spend a great deal of time with my commission clients to get an understanding of not only where the painting will be […]Read more "Untitled 0.37 48×60 (Oil on Canvas) – Commissioned"
This piece is an adaptation of Untitled 0.36, 0.35 and 0.26. She loved this style and wanted one in a smaller size for a very specific wall. There are some very distinct differences and colors to this piece that are specific for this very special client. Beginnings. Depth. Hopeful.Read more "Untitled 0.38 36×36 “For Kate” (Oil on Canvas) – Commissioned"
A painting that is an act is inseparable from the biography of the artist – Harold Rosenburg (1949) I continue to explore the 48×48 size from the composition of Untitled 0.26 and 0.35 . I worked on this painting at the same time of its cousin, 0.35. These compositions are extensions of the Untitled 5.0 series.Read more "Untitled 0.36 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
I wanted to explore different sizes of Untitled 0.26. Both 0.35 and 0.36 are 48×48. The color and emotional connection comes directly from the Untitled 5.0 series. The connection and interpretation is up to the observer. Intentional. Reflection. Varied.Read more "Untitled 0.35 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"
…painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself – Robert Motherwell (1944) Working with only primary colors opens up some wonderful ways to create a neutral palette. I began to work with grey with the brush with specific color values in mind. Depth. Cool. Evening.Read more "Untitled 0.34 48×48 (Oil on Canvas) – SOLD"
The modern painter is not inspired by anything visible, but only by something he hasn’t seen yet… In short, he begins with nothingness. That is the only thing he copies. The rest he invents. – Harold Rosenberg (1952) We had a few days of Fall weather and the early morning chill makes me very happy. […]Read more "Untitled 0.33 48×48 (Oil on Canvas) – SOLD"
No possible set of notes can explain our paintings. Their explanation must come out of a consummated experience between picture and onlooker. – Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko (1944) Brushwork continues on 48×48 canvases. The simple change of color invokes an emotional response that is powerful. Hopeful. Happy. Anxious.Read more "Untitled 0.32 48×48 (Oil on Canvas)"