Friday, April 16, 2010


There is this fantastic tree that I walk past nearly every day on my way home from the studio and I'm always meaning to sketch or photograph.   I had my camera with me today with a fixed lens so that I couldn't get the whole thing in the shot.  Then I remembered photo stitch software.  I was reminded of this last weekend when Gary was taking photographs of my larger work.  He actually took several pictures from each one using a level and a special tripod, and then made a composite image from each at massive resolutions.   While mine is hardly as precise as the work he was doing, I was surprised at how well this study came out with so little effort.  Definitely will be good enough to inspire a painting, and the time to take it was now as it's been unseasonably warm.  Thought today felt like the last breath of winter, it wont' be long before it will have all these pesky green leaves sprouting and lose all of its fierce naked majesty.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kracow Cycle

The new work has been under wraps for some time. I've been ruminating for sure, and some ideas have bubbled up through pushing paint around.   Art historians should get an immediate deja-vu-but-not-quite from this image and I'll say no more, for now.  (Hell, I don't know if she's holding a cat or a lemur.)  The masking tape is another story as well.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mime Drawings

Among other images updated yesterday were high resolution shots of from the Studio Mimow series.   You can follow the link to those as well as my 2007 artist statement about the drawings. I'm eager to get started on more drawings to flesh out the series, maybe another three for this summer....

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Better Images

The February show went up and came down and a month passed before I could take the big paintings to get properly photographed.  (Only took a U-Haul and four flights of stairs x6.)  Well, it was well worth it, so much so that I uploaded all of the paintings after I got home tonight in spite of the fatigue.  Many thanks to Gary Lowell at Chasing the Sun Photography for his usual patience and fine eye for detail.   The color is much improved on The Woods, Other, and all of the small linen work.   Stop by the portfolio site to see the updates.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Evite for Monmouth opening

Everyone is invited!  Though, I'm not sure if I'll be able to make the opening.