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 →

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 →

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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