Some artists I dig

No images this round. Instead I'm sharing some of the artists and groups I find very interesting, in no specific order. There's more, but I think some of these you may not have heard of. Presented in no particular order.... The Group Of Seven (Canadian landscape painters from the 1920s) Especially Tom Thompson. It's all about the... Continue Reading →

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I LOVE PORTRAITURE! (plus art auction stuff)

Ambrose McEvoy, Christian Schad, Meredith Frampton, Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, Sylvia Gosse, John Singer Sargent, Otto Dix, Tamara de Lempicka, Klimpt, Leonor Fini, Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo both. Etc. Etc. to get you started if you were looking for multiple visual rabbit holes today. I've been sitting with my 'reason why' I paint, and why I always gravitate to portraits. I'm... Continue Reading →

Body Politics

Ok, Update from the last post, that painting is done. 24 x 30 inches, oil on linen, and you can see it first at Dark Love V: Forbidden Love at the Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (map). Show opening is happening during Franklinton Friday, which is this Friday (February 9th). Here's a detail... Continue Reading →

About what… a week ago, I sketched out a friend for one of the larger (for me) oil paintings that I've done in a while. Sketch was done live (as is proper, always better to start these live) then photos were taken so I can finish back at my studio. Some of you might know... Continue Reading →

Going back into portraiture

I'm beginning to advertise myself as a portrait artist again. This year has been an interior one, exploring my motivations, what I really gravitate to, what I want to say, and how in this capitalistic society do I make it work. So with that in mind, I want to talk about why I stopped commission... Continue Reading →

Here I go paintin’ again.

I'll try to spare you the hugely introspective blargy blarg blarg blarg that I've been mentally churning about for the better part of a year. Basically, trying to settle on moving past painting exercises and figuring out what I want to explore thematically as an artist. I wish it would come easy and predictable like... Continue Reading →

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