Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

View From Libby's

8x13 oil on canvas $85

This is a view from the deck of my painter/friend Libby Caldwell. She is a terrific painter, visit her website by clicking on the link to the right -'Libby Caldwell'

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007


6x8 oil on canvas/panel $85

I thought I might be leaving the Greenberg influence behind and just painting a colorful fruit but partway through the painting I realized this is still very much in the "Modernism" series, '#3' then.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Morning Choices

16x20 oil on canvas $300
Still reading about Greenberg's ideas and still experiencing 'deja vu', an experience of reflecting upon the time that I first encountered these ideas. For myself I have always been interested in the magical relationship between painted objects and the virtual space they occupy. An emphasis on the paint itself heightens the tension between that space and the surface of the work.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cup and Saucer #1

6x8 oil on canvas $85

I've been reading a book by the art critic Donald Kuspit on the art critic Clement Greenberg. This kind of reading really takes me back to my college days. So this may be the start of a series. "Modernism Revisited."

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Boynton Canyon 2

9x12 oil on canvas $125

This is another study of a place where I have painted numerous times. This, like the one a few days ago is mostly palette knife painting. I enjoy the sense of mood from a limited palette.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Boynton Canyon Sunset

9 x 12 oil on canvas $125

Though I often use a palette knife here and there in the process of painting and sometimes use it for blocking in an entire painting, this one is mainly palette knife with just a few touches of the brush.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cathedral Reflection

16 x 20 acrylic on canvas $325
This painting was done during the Marcia Burtt workshop at the Sedona Arts Center. Working in direct sunlight with acrylics was challenging. Marcia reinforced a lot of my own insticts about direct painting. For me what was reinforced was that the painting starts essentially as abstract relationships of shapes of color next to one another. It becomes an image through that process of observation. Her compositional tips in the midst of painting were also very helpful. Marcia will be doing a workshop in Italy through the Arts Center in September, 2008.