PhotoPoem for – Dancing Flower – A Flower’s Soft Arms

*** A Flower’s Soft Arms Aromas of drifting daysshimmered among the sun’s early shifting shadowswarming a garden’s languid floral arms.The blooms’ shallow sculptures carved sunlight intovalleys, brushing eyebrows on ridges –I reached out. Stop – soft shocked. How did nature decide touching such delicate beautywould disturb the very pigments that drewbutterflies and bees and me? […]

Clues to Myself About My Latest Painting via Art Mystery Novel “Abstract Aliases” by Ritter Aimes

In “Abstract Aliases” – a mystery art thriller by Ritter Ames – Laurel Beacham, the art recovery expert protagonist has returned to London office and is quickly engulfed in strong whiffs of danger, intrigue, and – as always, in a good way – an ongoing yes/no maybe/could-be romantic involvement with a fellow art sleuth based, […]

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 […]

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 […]

My 1st Art Work of 2019 – Surfing the Light, Palette Knife Painting

Jan 04, 2019 Palette knife painting is quickly regaining my appreciation for the type of art I can create. I first tried palette knives back in the early 80s and find a new level of pleasure returning to it! I should add, an important difference for me now vs the early 80s – besides several […]

New palette knife painting, Birds and Sailboat in Paradise, by Adan 😊

Dec 22, 2018 New palette knife painting, Bird and Sailboat in Paradise 😊 Water soluble oil, marble dust, water mixable oil medium, 12×16 inches on stretched canvas, palette knife rendition. For creative impetus info for this image, full res samples, prints, and gifts (yoga mats etc), please visit my Fine Art America (FAA) link noted […]