Friday, May 13, 2016

Taking a Mental Break

I love doing at least one painting once in a while that is nothing like my other work. Good therapy.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Slight and Not So Slight Changes

I took an older 30x60 panel and after under-painting over the original image, painted a new work. I was surprised at how dense the paint looks as it is very thin layers of oil and wax.

 This one always bothered me during the last show as the red was so intense and did not let the other colors have their own importance so I muted the red, added a new green lightly over the greens, and toned down the clouds so that the white along the bottom comes forward.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Plato's Cave

 According to Plato, the world outside the cave represents the world of forms while the shadows on the wall represent objects in the physical world. The escape of the prisoner represents philosophical enlightenment and the realization that forms are the true reality. Most people are like the prisoners in the cave. They think the shadows are reality. Philosophers, though, are like the man who escapes the cave and sees the real world. They have true knowledge.

This one is 62x
48 oil and wax on linen. Plato's Cave.

New Painting at Oregon Contemporary Theater

This painting is going up at Oregon Contemporary Theater on Friday.
5'x5' oil and wax on Linen.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sur Mare III

I just finished this piece. 30x40 inches on linen. "Sur Mare III" $1500 unframed.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Art Therapy

Every once in a while I have to paint small, fast, and loose paintings to give a chance to work out a new series of large works.
These are all five minute paintings in oil on 4x6 inch mounted linen.