Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Emerging work

This is a 30"x40" painting. This is only the first layer. I just started pushing paint around and the figure emerged. I'm using an old set of MAX water soluble oils that I've had for a while but I really don't like- thought I'd see about using some of it up on an oil painting from years ago- redeeming both the canvas and the paint! Here are some details.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fire and Water Glass Show

These are pieces I'm hanging today at the Fire and water Showroom for our show of the Beauties of Glass or would it be Beauty's of Glass?

I don't do lovely glass jewelry like Kathleen Mooney, but I have been interested in capturing the light through glass in many of my paintings.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007


We've just returned from a trip to Golden, Colorado to escort our youngest to graduate school there. Not much art to post as a result, but lovely images and memories to inform future studio work. What a variety of landscapes in this world of ours!

Friday, August 10, 2007


This is a recent piece completed on a piece of 300 lb watercolor paper I saw in the trash at a workshop. That stuff is too expensive to not have a second chance to I 'redeemed' it and obliterated what was on it under layers of paint. So I guess Redeemed has two meanings here.

It's the second painting in a series. I posted the first one July 2nd. That was painted to go in a frame I redeemed and repainted. Maybe all the pieces in the Redeemed series will mean salvation through Christ and new life for old materials considered worthless in another context and now worthy to be saved and honored! Whew! That's a little heavy!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

TREES ON 56th version 2005

I thought this one was done in 2005, but I was wrong. There are some things I really like about it, but the following posts will show you where it has gone this week.

TREES ON 56th version b

TREES ON 56th version c

Almost there.

TREES ON 56th- final version

AERIAL VIEWS 2 and 11- 2005

This is the way these paintings looked last week. The current versions are in the following post.

AERIAL VIEW 2 AND 11 -2007

These are the updated version of paintings that have been hanging around since I thought they were finished in 2005- I think they're truly finished now. There are some things I liked about the first versions, but this is what staisfies me today.