PhotoPoem for – Self Portrait 19 – Balancing With My Shadow

I step onto myself Assured it won’t hurt – It’s just my own shadow Firm beneath the pale asphalt Reaching up To me Equally  Surprised  How well we fit – Take a picture it says To remember us by…. * PhotoPoems are a fun thing for me, something I’ve enjoyed creating – joining word & image […]

My Shadow-Selfie Feels Part of the World (smiles)

Most of my self portraits show me taking pictures or playing with one of my grandkids, or at a gallery show or enjoying a vista in Vermont and elsewhere. This image – taken on a walk through the neighborhood – caught my attention as I was crossing the street. The deep shadow, outlined yet moving […]

Finding Color in the Fog – New Painting Upload, Sunrise Through the Fog

A small 8×8 inch oil completed late last year but only now been able to capture in a way I felt did it justice. The colors are laid in via glazed layers and the essence of the image changes as the light on it shifts. The original is no longer available, but prints, posters, and […]

Dancing Flower – My Newest Palette Knife Painting ; Sometimes It’s Just About Making a Choice, Choosing the Emotion :)

This new painting started with a basic layin I took to a the Old Bakery & Emporium, a historical non-profit gallery gift shop here in Austin, to work on recently. Here’s my tweet from that day – I worked in a full basic layover that afternoon that felt pretty darn close to what I wanted […]

Deciding When My Painting is Done, Part 4 – Discoverng and Painting a Story, Woman in Moonlight

It started like this, a textured palette knife inlay modeled on the values and inverse colors of a macro cropping of a photo of mine I really like… My reference photo, pictured below, and currently available on my Fine Art America (FAA) site, is a beautiful play of light. Eventually I’d like to try my […]

Do You Have a Favorite Word Among Your Image Titles? Apparently I do! (smiles) – “Light”

My newest Fine Art America photography and art collection – “Light” I was recently debating the title for a new nearly finished oil painting – I pretty sure I’ve settled on “Woman in Moonlight” – when I suddenly wondered how much of my photography and art I’ve titled with “Light” in the title. The answer […]

Thank You Repeat Buyer in Bradford Vermont (Nancy Griswold)! – Mountain Road Cabin And Sunrise, Stowe Vermont

Normally most artists selling their art work, prints, and gift items don’t know who’s bought something of theirs at Fine Art America, but this particular buyer, artist Nancy Griswold, contacted me and let me know. I’d already been a fan of her work so it is particularly satisfying the sales have been to someone whose […]

Deciding When My Painting is Done, Part 3 – Adding Recognizable Objects to an Abstract and Making it Work

Probably my biggest challenge – besides knowing when the work is done and stop, and thus allowing myself to return to abstract painting after many decades – is what and how to insert something recognizable into the image: a person, or thing – animate or inanimate (sailboats, birds, a bicycle, the moon, etc). One of […]

Deciding When My Painting is Done, Part 2 – Stopping Myself Before I Ruin My Own Art (smiles)

My “stopping myself before I ruin my own art” sample above serves dual purpose – it was once a delicate single flower with a muted background. I tried to “enhance” the flower (I was quite happy with the background), feeling it “had” to have a certain look or finish. Maybe it did. But, using my […]

Deciding When My Painting Is Done, Part 1 – Speaking to Myself (smiles)

Way back in the early 80s I restarted painting (after playing around with art in my late teens / early 20s (late 60s, early 70s), I mainly created abstracts and back then I would have declared this work finished before I’d added the bird. I persisted in that way, despite a supervisor I worked under […]