Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I am thrilled about this latest painting, a commission piece. The boat was white and i love painting white objects because there really is no such thing, giving me artists license to do what ever i want! I will never forget recently while doing a pastel demonstration at the Columbia Center for the Arts. I was painting the "white" trunks of aspen trees, using several colors of equal value, when the daughter of a friend of mine explained to her mother that the "color" was actually light reflecting from other objects onto the trunks. Well quite simply put, her observation blew me away.
26w x 24h, sold
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I created this piece a bit ago and it's funny how it grows on me. As simple as the composition is, i find i get lost in it. The painting has a lovely dreamy quality to it. At this very moment i am sitting in PDX waiting to board a plane to Tahoo, California. A collector is flying me there to talk about a large commission piece. Very exciting!!