August 21, 2012

meditation - work in progress #1

18x36", acrylic on canvas

August 16, 2012

when every part of you wants to turn around

8x8", acrylic on cradled wood panel

August 14, 2012


6x6" acrylic on linen


August 09, 2012

blueberries - work in progress

6x6", acrylic on linen

no berries...yet.  :-)  

August 08, 2012


6x6", acrylic on cradled wood panel


i'm in transition.  the old routes feel limiting, but the new ones don't exist yet.  experimentation with looseness feels like i don't care.  tightness feels (and appears to me) like tightness.  someone said to me "your paintings seem lighter lately" and i thought to myself yes, if lighter equals shallow...the real deal is festering, glowing, surfacing, but i haven't been able to get a real glimpse of it yet.

so i paint.  at least it isn't paralyzing me, which has happened before.  this time it's as if i need to push through it - show up, as they say, and just move the brush.  exercise.  no weighty commitment in every piece, no analysis of "is it done?".  just paint...and wait for the water to clear.

thanks for coming along for the ride.

August 07, 2012

checked out again

6x8" acrylic on cradled wood panel

August 05, 2012

the crash

6x8", acrylic on wood panel


August 01, 2012

waterlily study

4x6", mixed media on paper