July 25, 2017

It is almost sad when the most beautiful thing from a day of painting is your palette knife. The beauty wasn't intentional. It was just a tool used in the hand of the artist and ended up making a better painting than whatever else was being painted.

I am working on some abstract paintings every Thursday. My process is one of exploration—try...

July 11, 2017

My drawing style is slightly off kilter. I end up with distortions that are not always intentional. Either I don't have the strongest drawing skills, or don't care enough to correct my mistakes. Maybe I'm eager to get into painting and forget to keep examining the image as a whole. However, this weakness is also what makes my style uniquely me, and...

June 6, 2017

I struggle to make decisions. Even the simplest questions can leave me confused.

What do you want to eat? I don’t know. Let me think about it for awhile… A donut? No, too sweet. A hamburger? That’s always good if it’s got avocado. But too greasy. Ramen? No, too oily, maybe on a cool day. Sushi? Maybe for lunch, not dinner. And so the internal convers...

May 10, 2017

There are occasions when I complete an image and am pleasantly surprised by it. Perhaps the colors harmonize or the lighting sings and it's almost hard to believe I had a part in making it. I think, "There must be some other creative force that partnered with me in accomplishing the task." Perhaps I get surprised because all too often it's a battle....

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