A recent surreal painting based on influences of travels to Santa Fe. Paseo de Peralta circles the old downtown district of the city and is lined with adobe structures. I wanted to give a hint to the subject without going into a lot of details.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
A new landscape from my mind. What is the mysterious structure rising up in the distance?
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I have enjoyed some quick sales at InArt Santa Fe Gallery, which is exciting! After this last fall show, I'll be refocusing on some new works to replace gallery work as it sells. I am doing a select number of festivals to get out and meet art buyers and I do enjoy them when the weather cooperates, but they are a ton of work and travel. I am ready to spend some real quality painting time in the studio as weather cools down as well as getting out and just soaking in some Fall air. This is my favorite time of year.
Friday, September 10, 2010
''Connections'' 30x30'' Acrylic SOLD
This is a new 30x30'' called "Connections". The top photo is where I stopped the first time and called it finished. After it sat in the studio for a couple of days, it seemed to be taunting me to come back to it. Something just didn't feel right about it. Last night it seemed the turquoise glazing in the top center area was the part that bugged me, so I added the warmer glazes up top and then used some subtle blues on the left center area to balance things out.
I don't know if an art piece is ever actually "finished". I once heard someone say that an artist never finishes the work, but only abandons it. A guy I used to work with would say "stop tickling it to death!", meaning let it go before you overwork it. Pretty simple in theory, but sometimes hard to practice.
Paint! Paint and move along, please.
PS: I went back and tweaked some more after posting! :)