DAILY PAINTING: I'm thinking of calling this one "Transformation" because my reflections, while painting it, have been about the process of change, breaking with the past, and forging a new beginning. Anyway, you can see that I've focused, today, on adding color to what had been a swirling white mass, very dynamic. My paintings often show a bright, bold palette, but this one is purposefully restrained.
DAILY PAINTING: I mentioned that I am working at two different paintings concurrently. This is the second, also an abstract, but with a very different mood than the other. I began with watercolor paper, which has been mounted on a solid birch panel. I'm working with a very bright, upbeat palette. Yesterday & today, I spent time cutting a simple paper stencil (from scrap paper, which is the reason you see some print on the white paper), which I attached today, using a thi
DAILY PAINTING: Now that I've finished the figure painting, which took so much time!--I'm moving on to other things. You'll probably see me working on various things at once in the next few weeks. I have several abstracts that I want to address. As you can see, this one is already well under way. I set this aside some time ago to work on a client commission, and then I kinda forgot about it. But I like what's going on and want to finish it.
DAILY PAINTING: Yesterday, I worked mostly to fine-tune the face, and I had hoped this close up would help you to see those small but important changes. But the photo is not good enough (sorry!) to show the subtleties of color and tone. This painting will be called, "It Keeps Coming" to show that we often feel overwhelmed with the stressful pace of modern life. There are always demands upon our time and attention, and we cannot always keep up. We are instantly aware of e
DAILY PAINTING: We're having another one of our massive Florida tropical depressions: 11.6 inches of rain yesterday! Where does it all go? Needless to say, no painting yesterday, and a new roof last week--just in time! But you can see that I'm close to finishing this painting. I really like the new adjustments and will have to let it sit for a few days, without looking at it, so that I can tell if it's where it needs to be.