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15 Sep 2014
Surprise

Surprise

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, saute it, whatever. MAKE.” – Joss Whedon I love the simplicity yet direct words in this quote.  Often times we procrastinate in waiting for the right time to do something.  Waiting for the season to pass, waiting for more money to be generated, or waiting for inspiration to come.  Maybe we’re waiting for life to just slow down.  Sometimes we need to make the time and do it.  Start writing that book […]

15 Aug 2014
Passage

Passage

“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” – Pablo Picasso The above quote is amusing and true.  I could say the same thing.  I leave it up the viewer to decide what makes sense in my paintings according to their world view. I like to create an atmosphere through my paintings in which the viewer can determine the origin and destination. This painting Passage appears to have layers leading to a destination of energy […]

23 Jul 2014
Reflection

Reflection

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” – Pablo Picasso If you look between the layers of colors and patterns in this painting you can see a wild forest of memories that describes an artist’s personal journey. Many of us keep a journal or diary of our intimate thoughts and reflections about life.  Sometimes there are just no words to describe a feeling or emotion.  As an artist becomes one with the paint brush and canvas, a display […]

16 Jun 2014
Purpose

Purpose

“Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don’t see a different purpose for it now.” – Dorothea Tanning The purpose of art is to see what others might have missed.  What we see in a painting depends on our personal experience.  Some may see the moon with stars in a painting while others see the sun with dandelions in the sky.  Art will touch each soul differently depending on one’s mood or […]

20 May 2014
Mist

Mist

“The world is the true classroom.  The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes.” – Jack Hanna Many of us must see something to believe it. In a Photoshop world we’ve even begun to question validity of photographs that we see in the media. Sometimes the only way to believe that something is real is to see it with our own eyes.  Questioning the reality of something seen by someone else […]

15 Apr 2014
Convey

Convey

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.” – Leonardo da Vinci I am dedicating this month’s blog to Leonardo da Vinci as he was born over 560 years ago today, April 15th. His curiosity about life was impeccable. His brilliance has been an inspiration and a mystery for centuries. Imagine if Leonardo da Vinci was complacent with mediocrity and had given up on learning, seeking and discovering… Da Vinci used the 67 years of his existence to challenge […]

15 Mar 2014
Big Optic

Big Optic

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this person by widening our circle […]

15 Feb 2014
Perception

Perception

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Collected Works’ Each painting that I create tells a story.  It’s up to the viewer to create those stories.  I challenge you today to choose a painting and write a story about it.  Give it life.  Bring your experiences and imagination into it.  What lies beneath the colors?  What memories does the painting evoke? This painting is called Perception because it rains […]

15 Jan 2014
Angel Rising

Angel Rising

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan It’s a new beginning! 2014 is a blank canvas. Start adding some color and texture to it. Make some memories and work on those unfinished projects! This painting Angel Rising is very hopeful and the colors represent the transformation of life and renewal of the soul. Choose some colors for your canvas today and create something fresh […]

16 Dec 2013
Twilight

Twilight

“I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth Colors and words hide the earth’s translucence.  I love to […]