Friday, August 25, 2006

Farm Pond

12 x 16 oil on canvas with knife
I must say, what a crazy couple weeks this has been. Home struck by lightning. Broke little toe on my left foot. Too many nights on the terrace. Although, these are the kinds of things that mark a rather quiet summer when they seemingly go by so quickly. Rather lame and tame really. The exciting news though is that in two weeks, September 1st, marks the launch of my new company, Park and Rec Apparel Group. How can an entrepreneur find time to paint? At the end of the day, many of them long, there remains the night. With the new studio, I plan on producing a few new paintings a month. I am aware that spring is the time for renewal yet I've always found new sources of energy in the fall season. When the ponds freeze up for winter though, I'll be looking forward to finding a beach and, in my spare time, riding some giant waves. Recently, I decided that, if I could choose a means to die, I would like to do it while surfing. Silly thought no? In the meantime, I have lots and lots of work to do, am very excited and happy about it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Work in progress

There has always been something very meaningful to me about New Mexico and the indigenous architecture throughout the state. I seem to want to return often to this part of the country. Call me a romantic but, as much as I like five star hotels and great urban cities, spending time out west always reinforces those feelings of remaining somewhat childlike, what enchantment is all about. This painting is 18 x 24, oil with knife. I intend to finish this painting in the next couple weeks and posting once more, the final product. It will be for inventory build up for gallery submission. In the meantime, in case you are interested, email me to bid on this piece.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Chain Fruit Cholla

oil on linen

This work was done plein air outside of Scottsdale Arizona. The Cholla is a beautiful element of the colorful desert floor. Although I painted this for a show, it never made the final cut.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Barista oil on canvas

As I have been working diligently for many months on a start-up company in the fashion industry, I have done next to no painting. Last night, I needed a studio fix, have been looking at many paintings lately and became inspired. Oh man, I am rusty! However, learning color again is like running into a long lost friend. The whole time, I just kept thinking of...

Lenard Cohens "Anthem."

Ring the bells that still can sing.

forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That's how the light gets in.