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December 01, 2016


429 With a Little Help


With hep429 With a Little Help

18x24 inches :: acrylic on stretched canvas

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This is the demo painting I made while teaching a private painting lesson today. I loved how we brainstormed some ideas, which included birch trees then led to so many other friendly elements that fluttered into the scene.

November 30, 2016


428 Panda Beautiful


PandaPanda Beautiful

6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord

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I'm a big fan of the art dolls by @sashapokrass. I bought this panda doll from her and I've been wanting to paint it for some time and I finally got around to it today. The bear is teeny tiny ... fits into the palm of my hand ... and incredibly, the head and all the limbs are moveable. It takes true skill and workmanship to create such an art piece.

November 29, 2016


427 Quiet Roses


Quiet

427 Quiet Roses

8x8 inches :: oil on gessobord

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I referenced a photo by @aquietstyle for this work. Speaking of quiet, it's been a quiet, highly focused and productive day in the studio. Just the way I like it.

 

November 28, 2016


426 Truce


Truce

426 Truce

6x6 inches :: acrylic, sire, nails, string, pencil on wood panel

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For a solid year + after my late brother passed, I painted paper boats. Prior to painting them, I folded them. Endlessly I folded them as I tried to empathize with what his chronic depression might have felt like. Like a sinking boat.

I enjoy revisiting the subject matter when it floats back into my art. Paper boats take me back to so many emotions. They take me to tragedy that evolves into melancholy that miraculously evolves into beauty, renewal, peace, and love. And actually, many other things.

 


425 Solo Flight


Flower425 Solo Flight

8x10 inches

acrylic, wire, thread, pencil on wood panel

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I am enthralled by how wire invites the shadow into the painting. Or maybe it compels it to do so.

Deet

 

November 27, 2016


424 Friend of Mine


Wire portrait424 Friend of Mine

8x10 inches :: acrylic, wire, and staples on wood

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The more I paint, the better I am able to sculpt with wire.

Wiremixed


423 Serious Monkey


Monkey423 Serious Monkey

6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord

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Today, I decided to stop being silly and get super serious and paint a portrait of my sock monkey.

November 26, 2016


422 About Shoes


All Day422 About Shoes

6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord

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I decided to paint my Adidas sneakers that I love to wear while painting. Can you tell?

 

November 25, 2016


421 She Will Become


Chair
421 She Will Become

18x24 inches :: acrylic on stretched canvas

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I referenced a photo from @huffingtonpost for this work, while thinking of this poet and this poem:

THE GIFT OUTRIGHT #RobertFrost
The land was ours before we were the land’s
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia,
But we were England’s, still colonials,
Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,
Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
Something we were withholding made us weak
Until we found out that it was ourselves
We were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found salvation in surrender.
Such as we were we gave ourselves outright
(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)
To the land vaguely realizing westward,
But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,
Such as she was, such as she will become.

November 23, 2016


420 Easy Bird


Facil Dificil420 Easy Bird

7x5 inches :: acrylic on cradled wood

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I referenced a photo of a bird that I found on the Internet for this work. It was enjoyable and in many ways, it was easy. Not necessarily easy to paint but a concept easy and relaxing to pursue. Easy bird.

Most of the art that I make ... I'd say about 80 percent is representational work, where I try to capture something that I think is interesting or beautiful. About 20 percent of my work represents commentary about the world in which I live. I sometimes get surprised when such ideas come to me and I'm grateful when they do because I don't want to avoid stepping into concepts that are more difficult to pursue.  Of that 20 percent, there is another sub-set of ideas that startles me. I feel that's when I have something extremely strong to support or denounce (like the recent surge of misogyny and Neo-Nazism) and the concept for the art is quite strong. It takes a huge amount of concentration for me to cajole and protect those concepts out and see them through and release them into the universe. And it takes extreme personal strength to not give up on these ideas.

I seek neither to be any person's role model or inspiration. I seek solely to express the art that wants to come out of me and participate with the universe by sharing my art. How my expressions activate the viewer relates as much to my expressions as the viewer's state of being.

More than ever, I am grateful for my family that never seeks to censor my art.

 

 

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