Sunday, September 3, 2017

This painting I did as a commission from my original version which was 3ft x 4ft.  The commission is 24in x 30in and it turned out nicer in its compact version since it is very minimal.  The original idea for this painting was to depict the house with a very limited colors using only shades of red and white.

This photo is called "Tape Rose" for a specific reason.  This "flower" formed naturally from discarded tape that I use for my paintings.  After I pull of the tape off of my paintings I roll the tape in a ball and throw it away.  The last group of paintings I didn't throw away the tape rolls individually but I kept sticking them together because it reminded me of a sculpture.  And as I was going to throw away all the tape I noticed a flower had formed in one of the rolls so I took a photo of it. It was an interesting occurrence and a nice surprise. Also, it made its way to a photography show at the Summit Art Space this summer called "Photography Now".

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I've always wanted to paint Marblehead in a way that interested me.  This painting will be on auction at the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center annual fundraiser "Nature's Night Out" on August 26th.
The Freedom Tower.

This is a view of  NYC from the new Freedom Tower.   I love this city and the phenomenon that happens when you bring all the people, buildings and things together in one space.  It's amazing with the enormity of activity and events that everything is organized and runs smoothly most of the time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Last week I took a trip to NYC for a few days, but now it's back to reality.  The vacation memory fades as responsibilities take over. This brings me to a place in my artwork where I left off.  Taking this trip makes me think  of where I do my art.  I realized after visiting that I am happy making art at home in Ohio where to me it is peaceful and calm.  I love New York, but all the activity would distract me from concentrating on my work.