Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I've got a couple more pieces framed and a couple more pieces started. And I keep messing with the big one. As always, the process is constant.

Cafe Ladies is framed.

"Cafe Ladies"
9" x 12" unframed
Oil and acrylic on board

As is the Hopper window. I really need to re-name this. Any suggestions?

"Hopper Window"
16" x 20" Unframed
Oil and Acrylic on Board

Our living room continues to evolve, despite the fact that I promised to stop working on it.
It is now officially over-worked and the only thing left to do is keep working on it!

I returned to acrylics for the time being. I love a lot about the oils, but felt I was moving so slowly on projects. I also feel less control, in some respects. After 15 years, it feels instinctive painting with acrylics. But oils present a challenge that at times is exhilarating and at other times a waste of time. I've often been complemented on the results I get with acrylics, so I do feel like the differences can be subtle.

In any case, one afternoon at the studio proves just how much more efficient I am with my little tubes of plastic. I started this painting based on a friends' house. And I must admit, it was the most fun I had had at the studio in quite some time. This does not mean I won't keep developing my technique with oils. And it would make a wonderful top layer.

Day 1

Day 2

"Try the Train"
24" x 36"
Acrylic on Board

No shows on the horizon.

My other focus on the moment is re-developing my first career as an advertising writer. If all goes well, I will be able to pursue my painting with passion and joy and without the pressure of sales. Which is not to say I won't want to see the work go to loving homes, but I can't help but believe that the work will grow out of the freedom gained.

Even though I don't have shows scheduled at the moment, I am always happy to open the studio to anyone curious to see what's new or even what's old.
Just call or email.