Monthly Archives: August 2015

While My Roses Gently Weep, 10 x 14 inches

While My Roses Gently Weep I was in an experimental and somewhat melancholic mood when I created this painting at the end of May. I had placed some recently cut roses on a surface in my studio and walked away. I had been grappling with thoughts of near loss and aging, and how life is […]

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On the importance of finding time for study and reflection

In this blog post I am going to cover a big subject about why I feel it is important to read, study, and reflect on a daily basis. Implementing this habit has taken me over a year to figure out. If you are interested in some of the back-of-house practices I use to keep inspired, please […]

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Be Mine, Lilies Mine, 16 x 20 inches

Be Mine, Lilies Mine At the beginning of the summer, I re-read the chapter, Unity of Mass, in Harold Speed’s book “The Practice and Science of Drawing,” which inspired me to create a painting composition where the tonal values were a significant part of the rhythmically considered design. Luckily for me, the oriental lilies were […]

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Semi-Private Oil Painting Lessons

Are you interested in learning to realistically paint with oils with a great deal of personal attention? If so, I teach semi-private art lessons on Sunday mornings and currently there is an opening for this upcoming Fall Term. We meet in the intimate space of my home studio* and for the fall term we will be focusing on mastering […]

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A Young Rose, 12 x 9 inches

A Young Rose Sometimes in the morning, when I am walking through my garden I will observe a particular flower and know I want to paint it, it is as if the flower and I have become intimate friends and I want to celebrate all that is beautiful and remarkable about this meeting. It was […]

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