Painting light and class

My work is inspired by an intimate contemplation of multigenerational poverty.┬áRooted in the Western still life genre, the imagery is based on personal family artifacts and domestic scenes, while often including the representation of inexpensive, nonnutritive food – illustrating the allure of false bounty. The varying lighting scenarios offer moments of beauty and illumination, butContinue reading “Painting light and class”

Digital Design

I have been following along with the PhotoShop Daily creative challenges this month. I did a challenge with VooDooVal in the past and had a lot of fun. She is an amazing digital designer and a great teacher. She hosted a Ps challenge earlier this month about creating movie posters. Yesterday, I began a challengeContinue reading “Digital Design”

Lesson learned in yellow

Mellow yellow. I learned some new things this weekend painting in yellow. I have always struggled with the ‘fat over lean’ thing. In foundation year painting classes I don’t remember ANYONE discussing it, but, I only really remember painting in foundation year painting. Painting a lot and all the time. Maybe I missed the discussion.Continue reading “Lesson learned in yellow”

More on the Sketchbook Project

Less than 2 weeks until my sketchbook is due. I hope to have it shipped to the Brooklyn Art Library before the deadline. If I am honest I will admit that I sometimes work better under pressure. I wrote a little about my choice of themes here. If you are interested in joining the sketchbookContinue reading “More on the Sketchbook Project”

Painting Rain

It has been raining here for days. The ground is saturated, schools are closed, and still it rains. What better time to list a painting of water for sale. Please check out this small painting I have listed for sale on eBay. Link This is a small abstract painting of water. Painted in the summerContinue reading “Painting Rain”

Painting form and color

I didn’t paint anything last weekend. I am still working on the ‘saffron’ portion of my series, painting orange objects. My love brought me some salmon roses. The buds bursting with rosey goodness, but try as I might, I could not paint them. Meanwhile, the online class in form and color from The School ofContinue reading “Painting form and color”

Painting details

Details can separate a realistic render from an impressionistic one, but how much is too much? Should the brush strokes be visible? These questions are surfacing in my recent painting practice. I have been on a mission, since October, to simplify my painting process. My hope is to produce a cohesive series following the colorContinue reading “Painting details”

Tiny Desk Studio

Today I completed the final step from my mentoring session. I set up a permanent place to paint. Painting in my kitchen was not ideal for many reasons but after making the changes to my palette (simplifying mostly) and changes to my brush load (another simplification) it was time to make the final change. AContinue reading “Tiny Desk Studio”