Monthly Archives: August 2016

In the studio 8/28/16

This painting is still raggedy;  some parts, such as the hair, are barely started.  The thing I’m not happy with is the title: Phone Call on Main Street.  It’s not so much a title as a description. I don’t like the raised edges that can occur where two carefully-painted areas meet.  Beneath the bench, you…

In the studio 8/27/16

Jane and Keith Aboard the Betty Jane is taking some time to bring into port.  I like the painting–don’t get me wrong–but it represents a direction that I turned away from.  But I’ve decided to turn back to that direction and see where it leads.  What is it?  I’m not being coy but I am not…

In the studio 8/21/16

Today, I went back to the paintings in the Playhouse Square series. I spent a day or two working on other paintings and the drawing for a new painting (not in the series).  I don’t experiment much anymore with mediums or processes.  I tried a lot of different things before arriving where I am now, and…

In the studio 8/20/16

It’s curious how problems can disappear.  Sometimes when I take up a painting that I struggled with, the solution is blindingly obvious.  How was it that I struggled?  Today was like that with Victory Park I.  I had struggled with some passages but today everything fell into place.  I had a healing brush; everything was…

In the studio 8/7/16

After working on a painting, I set it aside to dry for a day before taking it up again.  But when a painting is large, I can work on it for several days in succession.  Yesterday, I worked on On the Square and because of its size, 48″ x 60,” I was able to work on it today.…