Monday, December 12, 2011

On the Easel

2 feet by 4 feet
oil on canvas

I have been working on a few pieces lately that are going to take some time to complete. I needed to take some time out from them and get something out of my system, hence this piece.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Often life comes to this

Pedastal 12 x 36, oil on textured canvas.

Life can be very cyclical. Within those cycles you can choose to spiral inward or spiral outward. I'm choosing outward at the moment, even though this piece depicts inward. I painted it at a turning point. The funny thing is, I have worked on this image before. Originally it was a pen and ink sketch, then pen and pencil crayon on hardboard, transposed to a raw, un-stretched canvas and even painted on wood.
The latest installment of the piece is on textured canvas, done on a solo evening on Mayne Island. I like it very much. Its actually got me thinking it should be done as a large sculpture one day.
This is an image I tend to come back too and work on after some hard choices in my life. As the work grows from previous renderings, so do my reactions to what has happened in life. My sorrow, anger and despair goes into the work so I can move past it. This is healing. I doubt that my cycles are even close to being done with this imagery, but for now I can move outward.

Monday, July 18, 2011

ah that drippy effect

20x30, oil on canvas
I'm hoping to get back to a painting a week. This is the latest addition to the corkscrew series. I think I'll be focusing on building up this particular series for a bit, but you just never know.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Its not all painting

I love to build things as well. Recently Donna and I built a deck in the backyard, complete with a pond and waterfall with fish. The deck is 80% recycled materials and extra wood cut-offs from my various jobs. We call it our "Soul Renovation Station". So far its living up to the name. ADDENDUM: it was good well it lasted. I have since moved out, as a life with Donna is no more. She has a great deck now though.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring Comes Back!

24 x 48
oil on canvas

Too paint a tree I need to find one with character. This year during blossom time, I went out and took alot of pictures of trees. Funny enough, this one grows right across the street from my front window. I love the appearance it has of a hand reaching out of the ground, while its bark seems to be made up of nubile bodies all thrown together.