Acrylic and ink painting of a secret garden

I've been filming myself painting and drawing a lot lately. It's fun! This one turned out surprisingly well, considering I was working with no sketch, just eyeballing it as I checked my photo reference. As it happens, I did manage to get the proportions of the pond wrong, but I think you'd never know if… Continue reading Acrylic and ink painting of a secret garden

A repetition of red figures having a nautical bent

The Ohms survive in harsh environments; in the darkness of storms out to sea and the blinding light after a great whomp of snow has covered the terrain in wild mounds of cold down. Rarely alone, the ohms are nevertheless on a lonely and perpetual search. They never rest. They appeared out of nowhere. A… Continue reading A repetition of red figures having a nautical bent

Ink painting in a concertina sketchbook

I'm in a couple of artist communities online. It began with the free course I took part in over the summer by Louise Fletcher, which in turn convinced me to take the full paid course. Lots of un-learning and breaking down barriers, some of which I wrote about a couple of posts (and a number of months) ago. Since then I've been painting a lot, and this weekend I did some ink painting in a concertina sketchbook. Tap the image to read more.

I’ve been making a lot of acrylic paintings on paper the past six months

March of the Ohms (2020) Acrylic and mixed media on 9" x 12" paper I took a painting class in the summer. Online, natch, being the first summer of Covid. I wrote about it in my last post— getting unblocked; unlearning so much that had weighed don my art practice. And since that class I've… Continue reading I’ve been making a lot of acrylic paintings on paper the past six months

A new type of imagery emerging

I've been taking a class that's all about getting unstuck or kickstart a revolution in one's art. It's led by artist Louise Fletcher, who is co-host of a podcast I've been listening to for awhile now. I took her free one week taster course, and decided to jump in and do the full ten-week program… Continue reading A new type of imagery emerging

Moonwater and Other Rituals of Navigation

Every weekend I open a "new post" window, and there it sits, staring at me with its blank, accusatory stare. No, the accusation comes from within. The pressure I put upon myself, the spreading myself too thin, unwittingly, every time a create a 'weekend' list— I hobble myself with overwhelm! I did cross lots off… Continue reading Moonwater and Other Rituals of Navigation

Quarantine project: before and after

Over the weekend I undertook a project that I'd originally intended to do when I moved into my apartment, but I was on a deadline with a big project for a museum, and there was no time. Since then, well, I just haven't thought about it except once in awhile. Then last weekend I got… Continue reading Quarantine project: before and after

More masked portraits

I've continued to do these masked portraits, though they've been meandering in different directions and styles. That's me, though. I think when I get to a point that I've done a number of things in the very same style I begin to feel like I'm just doing a sort of copy+paste art. Which is absurd,… Continue reading More masked portraits

Small bits of good news are important

A couple bits of good news have come in the recent month or so. The first is that I'm one of five printmakers who's been chosen to present and discuss my work at the Print Club of New York Annual Showcase. They saw my work at the Miniature Print Show back in the fall, and… Continue reading Small bits of good news are important

A simple reading of three cards

I decided to do a simple three-card Tarot reading for myself last night: Recent Past, Present, Near Future— the most basic of formations. I didn’t do any ‘focus of intention’—life is pretty saturated with a single thread during this pandemic, so it seemed frivolous. These were my cards in order from left to right: Recent… Continue reading A simple reading of three cards