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 →

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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 →

In the midnight hour

At the moment I begin this it's past midnight. I'll publish it later, but right now I want to record my thoughts. I haven't updated as much as I'd like. If I were to be honest here (which is kind of the point), I've been in a very low mood. I don't care about the... Continue Reading →

The plow is here (art in progress)

I've been struggling for the last few weeks with my own mind and personal bull. The thing that I've been struggling with the most is bringing myself to work, which I must do since freelancing is how I've been making money for the most part. Things have been slow, and I have been frustrated... What... Continue Reading →

Pressure Cooker

I've been thinking for a while on what I want to talk about next. I have all these supplies you see, paints of all kinds, drawing things of all kinds, the computer stuff. My visual vocabulary is huge, HUGE! I can think too much (it's a gift), and as I say 'art makin' is a... Continue Reading →

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