The Ride

This is going to be a festive post. I'm writing about depression, naked people on bikes, and career uncertainty.  Hooray for you five of tens of readers and cue the sad sitcom music, we are gonna have a special episode today! There are a lot of things I've been trying that haven't been working when it... 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 →

I’ve been interviewed!

Hey folks! I hope your holiday season has been festive so far. Quick update to share that I've been interviewed by Jim Coe about my creative philosophy. You can check that out over here. I've been dealing with personal and family stuff lately. But I'll do a proper update in the next few days. Ok... 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 →

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 →

The presence of the the other

I've been listening to lots of videos of and about George Carlin today. What I'd like to talk about is this video especially where Louis C.K. honors Carlin (skip to the 3 minute mark if you want to jump to). What interests me is the creative process that's revealed here. I've always been interested and... Continue Reading →

Moonlight and Red Vines

I awoke a few mornings ago, and I knew exactly what I needed to do. Well kinda what I needed to do. Ok, more of the flavor of what I need to do for the next body of work. When I have an idea for a work, I do have a 'plan', I know the... Continue Reading →

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