Wednesday, March 11, 2009


About once a year I get the urge to create images that are not a part of my linear stream of paintings. These studies usually end up having a theme, but start off haphazardly, just sketching anything I find interesting from a magazine, newspaper or book. Most are small (10x8") works on paper. I call them "cards" because they fit into an envelope and I have mailed many. To my surprise, what I learn from these exercises will eventually find its way into later paintings.
Top: A card from a recent series, I called "female archetypes", you can see more here at Flickr.
Bottom: SUNRISE (Cats and Birds) 20x18fr oil on panel, (the figure was based on a card from this series). Available at TEW Galleries now.