In the Studio #44

I started off this month intending to blog more but these lovely summer days have conspired against my efforts and so I’m just getting to a post today. Progress is continuing on Pilot #7 with all the under-painting elements finally complete. I have to say after the challenge on painting the last piece in this … More In the Studio #44

First Friday #23

Is been a while since I’ve blogged, and so I thought that I’d get back in the swing of things by going over this last First Friday. This last Friday was a beautiful day and I think that had an effect on our crowds. They continue to be somewhat small. I think Banana Factory artists … More First Friday #23

In the Studio #43

I finished the sixth painting of the Pilot Set a couple weeks ago and the drawing for the seventh Pilot painting two days ago. I’m finally settling into working on this next monster painting. The process of doing the drawing of this seventh work has been quite instructive. I realized while doing this drawing that … More In the Studio #43

First Friday #22

I’ve taken a step back from my blog over the last few weeks so that I can focus on finishing up my semester at Muhlenberg College, which wrapped this week. And, so I haven’t had a chance to write about First Friday, which was about a week ago now. My memory of that day is … More First Friday #22

In the Studio #42

Well I finally finished my painting Pilot #6 last week and I’m now varnishing the work. It has been an emotional process, painting this piece, and I’m relieved that its finished. This work has been nothing but challenges for me from the construction of the frame – its a little warped – to the composition … More In the Studio #42

First Friday #21

Well First Friday at the Banana Factory was a few days ago and I have had a little time to think about what went on during the open house. This last Friday was a light affair once again. I think were returning to the normal pattern of light First Fridays after two unusually busy First … More First Friday #21

Ephemerama #36

“I did not know if I could make this painting, ethically or emotionally,… I don’t know what it is like to be black in America. But I do know what it is like to be a mother. Emmett was Mamie Till’s only son. I thought about the possibility of painting it only after listening to … More Ephemerama #36

Ephemerama #35

A few weeks back President Trump released his proposed budget and as expected there were severe cuts to the arts. According to the Washington Post: “The president’s budget would eliminate the NEA’s $148 million budget, the NEH’s $148 million budget and the CPB’s $445 million budget, as well as $230 million for the Institute of … More Ephemerama #35

In the Studio #41

Work continues on my painting Pilot 6, and now I’m moving into the last phases of the piece. These last few steps involve incorporating the collage elements into the piece. Until now I’ve been focusing mostly on creating an interesting foreground and cloudscape for the piece, which for the foreground area was a bit of … More In the Studio #41