Friday, January 27, 2012

Boy at The Docks

Boy at the Docks
6" x 6"
Acrylic on panel

Still working on some smaller works as part of my painting a day for etsy until I reach 100 items.  44 more to go!  I wonder if I'll stop there?

Getting into the practice of a painting a day has been a good experience.  It keeps me in practice, so to speak, and offers time for evaluation and reflection..  Not to mention a great deal of experimentation, both in size and color combinations.  I still find soft, subtle colors appealing.  The cool end of the color spectrum, I suppose.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Wading, work in progress
acrylic on salvaged wood

Some detail work seems to be coming back into my paintings.  I don't think the loose quality has totally left, "mark making".  For so long they were so loose, dribbles and sprays and violent smears.  Lately I have been given to these small, intimate gestures.

I could keep going on with this painting.  The more I look at it the more I want to go back in and rework a few areas.  There comes a point when you have to "stop".  Apparently my stopping point is two days.  I have the attention span of a gnat.  Time to put this aside for awhile.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blog Abuse, Neglect

Oh, you poor blog. I neglect you! It's strange how time passes. Ten years ago I blogged everyday and now I can't be arsed to do it but once a month! Ho hum.

I have been spending a lot of time updating my etsy account:

I've been exploring some death imagery but am also experimenting with other subject matter. Solo musicians seems to be popular with the subconscious, as do pinks and teal blues.

Next up is the Love Show at Launchpad, 'Love In Retrospect'. I know what I'm going after, just how to pictorialize it? These are the challenges.