Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Still going gonzo for the show, but the spring is so beautiful I have to take a walk around the yard several times a day just to admire.  This was a scene from just a few moments ago.  So beautiful.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Rising Wolf

If you read my last blog post, you'll recognize the underpainting of this mountain scene.  That's what I saw in the abstract layers of paint that I posted.  I love to see what appears to different people out of the same textures and colors… This reminds me of Rising Wolf mountain where I camped in Glacier National Park.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just for fun...

I've talked to some of my friends and have mostly decided not to post every painting that is going in the show - have to have some element of surprise… but I will share a few, as well as the process. 

So, here's a start from the splashing paint I mentioned in the last blog.  I did this one several days ago and have gone on to the next level with it, but I thought it might be fun to share this and challenge you - what do you  see in it?  Does anything emerge out of that abstraction?   

I like it as is and thought about leaving it as is, but then something appeared to me and I brought it forth.  What do you see?  I've posted it in several orientations - that's what I do when I'm trying to decide what I see…I rotate it around and study it.   I'll post what I saw in a few days… By the way, its 3' x 5'.  

Its fun to play with imagination.  The possibilities are limitless.

p.s. to those handful of people who have seen what  I did with it, kindly hold your tongue(s)…  tee hee.

Full tilt boogie for the May show!

The paint is literally flying as I go full tilt preparing for my Moving Colors show at the Craven Arts Council & Gallery in May-June.  Sorry to neglect my dedicated blog followers!  Here's what I've been up to:

This week I've been splashing paint around - using Golden Fluid acrylics and a variety of mediums.  Its great fun and every once in awhile something really cool comes out!  For those that don't, well, there's always gesso!  I just gesso over the ones that don't work and start over… and a nice thing about this is I can do it outside in this gorgeous spring weather…stay tuned.  : )