Head Above Water

Head Above Water

I am forcing myself to write today. It is not because I've had nothing to say, but more the opposite. I've had way to much on my mind for my own good and have been leery of putting anything down into words. But I do have several studio days...

Lines & More Lines

Lines & More Lines

Had a pretty good week. Mixed paint on Tuesday for starting the flesh and then on Wednesday started work on the arm and the painting finally started to come alive (to my relief).  Then I had to turn my attention to my first photo shoot with Joe...

Ready to Go

Ready to Go

I am excited to get this latest commission piece out of the studio and off to Seattle where it will have a great home overlooking Puget Sound. Although not a huge piece, it was designed for catching the light in a larger space...

Ups & Downs

Ups & Downs

This past week was full of ups and downs. I was confused, elated, and full of doubt. I even sliced my finger on my palette knife.  All in all it has been exhausting and challenging as I really determine what it is I am trying to do and how best to do that...

A New Direction

A New Direction

I was at an art show last night and had the thought that although we as artists may spend a lot of time alone in the studio under the banner of living for one's art, in truth, it is because of that art that everything in this world means more to me...

Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line

Somehow it is almost the end of February. These past two months have definitely been a slog, but I feel that I am just now on the other side of it. And that's not to say good hasn't come out of it either, but I'm ready for the wheels to start turning...

Medatative Color Mixing

Medatative Color Mixing

It is a gray wet day today. It was suppose to snow, but so far it has just been some flurries.  I just got to the studio and it feels great to be back on a Sunday when the world is quiet...

Charcoal Imprimatura

Charcoal Imprimatura

After putting a study I had been working on for some quite sometime to the side, I felt the need to switch up mediums and get back to drawing.  What was interesting was the approach...

Losing Yourself

Losing Yourself

The fight for my soul continues here in the studio.  During yesterday's session, although I struggled, the air was charged, and I felt on the verge of something...