In the Studio #57

You know they say folks never want to see how the sausage is made. While much of the minutia that goes into how many products are made can seem tedious and boring I actually love to see creative people showing how they make there work. I often find myself mesmerized watching YouTube or Instagram videos … More In the Studio #57

In the Studio #56

I’ve been working hard trying to finish the last group of five paintings I set out to complete for my show in October at the Bethlehem House Gallery and they’re all pretty close to where I planned for them to be back in May. But for having to go to my inconvenient but totally necessary … More In the Studio #56

In the Studio #55

About two years ago I was looking for a drawing series I could do at home that would help activate a home studio practice. I found myself not able to get to my studio as much as I’d like to and needing some sort of creative outlet for those downtimes at home when other distractions … More In the Studio #55

Ephemerama #40

There have been a lot of things swirling in my head that I’ve been dwelling on over the last few days. At first I wanted to speak about the dangers of an uninvited critique, then the shooting in El Paso and Dayton happened and I wanted to write about how borrowing or absorbing national grief … More Ephemerama #40

In the Studio #54

I’ve been working hard to finish a series of planet paintings for an upcoming exhibition in October and they’re coming along fairly well. Its surprising how hard it is to make a round object convincingly turn in a void. Making spheres is one of the basic lessons we are taught in art school, but when … More In the Studio #54

Ephemerama #39

When trying to fit in an art career that involves a fair degree of social media self promotion in the middle of a 50 hour a week work things are bound to fall through the cracks. That has been the case with this blog as of late. I meant to talk a little about the … More Ephemerama #39

In the Studio #52

Several month back a friend of my from New York noticed the beginnings of a trend in my work towards floral painting and connected that perhaps it was due to all the ugliness, despair and uncertainty in the world these days. I’m not exactly sure what motivates me to paint other than a desire for … More In the Studio #52

In the Studio #51

A couple days ago I had a conversation with a fellow Banana-Factororian, Deb Slahta about listening where I confided that I don’t always hear whats told to me for sometime, maybe even years later. Its a terrible trait, that leads me to making some avoidable mistakes, but fortunately I do eventually pay attention to what … More In the Studio #51

In the Studio #50

Well I just finished an unexpected painting a couple days ago that sent me on a strange direction in my work. About 6 months back I received stretcher bars from a soon-to-be-departing and dear Banana-Factorian, Alison Bessesdotter. These bars sat in my studio for months taunting me until I remembered a challenge another friend, Tyrone … More In the Studio #50