Tuesday, September 9, 2014

   This is the most complicated painting I have ever undertaken. Taxco Mexico is a beautiful
    ancient city built on the side of steep hills. Homes are stacked like cardboard boxes with
   a huge cathedral grabbing our attention in the square. This painting is 30 by 40 inches. I
   have worked very hard to maintain some unity and harmony in a painting that divides your
   attention in many directions. Although I have attempted to maintain a sense of depth,
   I ignored many of the principles of atmospheric perspective. Design is very important is
   this complexity. This will be one of 10 pieces in an upcoming joint show at the McKay
   Art Centre in Unionville from September 17 to 21. Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, September 1, 2014

                                        This an abstraction of my above abstraction. Is that
                                        mean it's an abstraction squared? Or a distraction?
                                        In any case, lots of fun. Sometimes art is very serious
                                        stuff, and rightly so, but we need to play as well.
                                        At least I do!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

                                         This is a small still life that I painted with plans to
                                         abstract and make a few variations which I'll post
                                         over the next few days. Let's all keep creating!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

   This painting was the result of a workshop last spring. I did a variety of stages to illustrate
   the power of neutrals and semi-neutrals to set up some 'punchy' hues! It's 18 by 24 in acrylics
   only - no collage, textures, etc.

Monday, August 25, 2014

                              Well, if anyone's still following, and I wouldn't be shocked
                              if you weren't,... I'm back. Haven't really left, except for
                              exciting trip to Paris and Southern France, but that's another
                              story. Have painted quite a bit since last April but have
                              too many 'almost there' works. I'm sure if you paint you can
                              relate a little. This is from Mexico scene. Unfortunately, the
                              pic doesn't show clearly the textural additions to this piece
                              which is what attracted me to the scene. Hope to post really

Friday, April 18, 2014

                               It's been a couple of weeks since the show I had at the McKay
                               Gallery in Unionville. Thank you to all the staff for their encourage-
                               ment and help. The crowds were quite big because of the newly
                               arrived and much needed warm weather. It is a very humbling
                               and transforming experience. All people who perform or work
                               in any public forum must feel some sense of exposure. It can
                               be quite daunting, and for me it is. But, it is also the opportunity
                               for growth, awareness. It is worth the risk. Again thank you to
                               Ray and Margaret for their tremendous support, Sue for her
                               ongoing and most loving encouragement, my wonderful family,
                               special supporter and long time buddy Joe, and all who came in
                               and took the time to look and critique.
                               This painting is the complete version of my earlier little tease.