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

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

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 #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

First Friday #20

First Friday was a few days ago now and I’ve had some time to reflect on the evening. It started out strangely for me as I was considering not going to the open house at all. That afternoon I had a long lunch with Michelle Neifert and quipped that we should play hooky for once … More First Friday #20

Ephemerama #33

Over the last couple days I’ve finished painting the under layers for my latest painting, Pilot 6, and things are looking good. There is a bit of a wobble to the frame of the piece that couldn’t be helped because of the way I framed the piece but I think ultimately its a small issue. … More Ephemerama #33

In the Studio #40

I finally managed to work on The sixth Pilot painting this week after a couple weeks of delays in getting the supplies. It’s interesting to me to see this one unfold. Each of the paintings in this group began with a series of layers meant to give each piece a unique surface texture and this … More In the Studio #40