Wednesday, July 22, 2009

my new blog (following my artist in residence travels) is finally up on my website:

go to, and click on "travelogue". see you there ~

Friday, April 17, 2009

4/16/09 (5)

dreaming of stones, sentinels
witness to millenia

acrylic on panel

4/16/09 (4)

part two of the stones

acrylic on panel

4/16/2009 (3)

this is part of a diptych of stones

acrylic on panel

april 16, 2009 (1)

did a whole series of these 
mythical travel paintings this week - 
love the idea of some strange and maybe
a bit surreal 
brigadoon or shangri la.

acrylic on panel

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

there i go again - traveling in my head
mythical travel i call it
places that sort of exist
but are more brigadoon than reality

acrylic on panel     sold

Sunday, April 12, 2009

4/12/09 (2)

somewhere in northern british isles
bridges, castles, moody skies
rocky shorelines
feels mythic and poetic to me.

acrylic on panel sold

april 12, 2009

an ammonite, somewhat abstracted
from on old photo i took
evidence of our collective history
spiraling inward

Saturday, March 28, 2009

march 28, 2009

love the simple ancient symbols -
circle, triangle, square
they transcend time and culture

acrylic on panel

Thursday, March 26, 2009

artist in residence tour

to all those interested in my work - 

i will be embarking on a year long artist in residency tour 
around the world in may and will be having a big sale of 
my paintings in mid - april at my studio in boulder, co. 
if you wish to buy any of these paintings online, it would be 
best to purchase them before my sale. You can contact 
me by email at 

i will be starting a new blog/website to track my progress
as I develop my new work based on the places i will be
working and living in. I will post the blog/site as soon as
it is up and running, hopefully in mid-april. this blog will be
on hold at that time, and i will not be doing my "daily" 
paintings in the same way for awhile. 
thanks to all of you who have been following my blog and
i hope you will visit my new site and 
follow my yearlong expedition ~

march 26, 2009

another version of the stone stairs
yeah, leading toward the light.
lovely simple metaphor.

acrylic on panel sold

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

march 17, 2009

tree image and streaming thoughts

acrylic on panel sold

Sunday, March 8, 2009

march 8, 2009

my guess is this place holds some mysteries.

acrylic, mixed media on panel  sold

Sunday, March 1, 2009


ancient stairway from somewhere

acrylic/mixed media on panel sold

Saturday, February 28, 2009

feb 28, 2009

i'm mad for trees

don't tell me it's been 5 days since last post

acrylic/mixed media on panel

Monday, February 23, 2009

feb 23, 2009

lots of layers, history
scraping back
laying on again.

acrylic on panel

Sunday, February 22, 2009

feb 22, 2009

only this part of the tree remained from
a whole forest of them - don't know why.
but am drawn to the strangeness of these
leaning gnarled remnants of trees.

acrylic on panel sold

Thursday, February 19, 2009

feb 19, 2009

similar to the other but different
using the knife a lot
move between warm and cool colors
back and forth

feeling the need for something abstract next

acrylic on panel

feb 18, 2009

life takes over - no posts for a week

wanting to do a series of lotuses
same image, size 
messing with it in subtle different ways.
"love it til you don't"
in this case, loving the lotus still.

acrylic on panel sold

Thursday, February 12, 2009

feb. 12, 2009

the lotus
keep coming back to this image
open, receptive, beckoning.

accepted into an artist residency
in the kapadokya region of turkey for sept
dry, lunar-like, strange landscape.
what images to come ~

acrylic, mixed media on panel sold

Monday, February 9, 2009

feb 9, 2009

this was done as a companion to 
2 earlier paintings (1/19, 2/4)
someone is interested in - 
sometimes the inspiration comes from
others response - love that co-creating thing.

acrylic on panel sold

Sunday, February 8, 2009

feb 8, 2009

i like my images to evoke a sense of place
but never to give themselves away.
curiosity and imagination grab hold
more interesting to me than any defined place.

acrylic/mixed media on panel     sold

Friday, February 6, 2009

feb 5, 2009

reworked this from an earlier version
transfer of dandelion image,
painted, obscured somewhat.

oil, beeswax, resin pigment on panel sold

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

feb. 4, 2009

this started with a leafy image
but it didn't want to stay
it's buried in there somewhere.

acrylic on panel sold

Monday, February 2, 2009

feb. 2, 2009

moving between the full abstract painting
and the familiar imagery of natural forms
they are not mutually exclusive
sometimes a defined shape or image will 
call to be included, sometimes not.

acrylic on panel

Saturday, January 31, 2009

jan 31, 2009

old photo of some place in china i think
like the roofline and vague tree shapes
these images evoke lost times or perhaps
things that never did exist
but they stir my nomad soul.

acrylic, mixed media on panel

Friday, January 30, 2009

jan 30, 2009

never tire of this baobab tree
all gnarly and squat
transferred, painted, scratched, drawn

acrylic, mixed media on panel

Thursday, January 29, 2009

jan 29. 2009

layering, scraping - very physical this one.
dig the history, the memory of what was -
surprises as i go further still.
could endlessly add and subtract in this way
but this one called out to stop.

acrylic on panel

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

jan 28, 2009

love this tree image
from an old photo from my backyard
years ago. 
transferred and then painted,
scraped, messed with.

acrylic, mixed media on panel

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

jan 27, 2009

the daily postings are farther between
with travel, life.
appreciate the comment that
really it is painting, not finishing, that i am about,
so will paint as close to daily as i can,
and finish them when they are ready.

acrylic on panel sold

Thursday, January 22, 2009

jan 22, 2009

painting every day is one thing
finishing a painting every day is another
do i post them daily even when they aren't done
just to have a post that day?
questions that arise as i go along

traveling tomorrow again.
see how the painting fits in -
will go to the LA art show to see what is out there,
visit galleries etc. ready for some fresh inspiration.

Monday, January 19, 2009

jan 19, 2009

added the mesh for substance and texture
often wanting to continue with these
but not to get too labored on any one painting
they are meant to be "first thought, best thought" exercises

acrylic, collage on panel sold

Sunday, January 18, 2009

jan 18,(3) 2009

part three. might work this further, not sure yet.

this makes up for my 3 missing days
really want to keep up with the commitment
of a painting a day - even if they come a week late -

acrylic, charcoal on panel

jan 18,(2) 2009

part two of the triptych
especially like these all together
they complete each other -

acrylic, charcoal on panel

jan 18, 2009

this is part of a group of 3 
i am painting at the same time
wanted more contrast with the black
feeling more expressionistic
charcoal makes for more line work
love to draw

acrylic, charcoal on panel

Saturday, January 17, 2009

jan 17 (2), 2009

second one today - making up for days off
color changes a bit when uploading images
to blog but gist is there

acrylic on panel

jan 17, 2009

playing with texture, 
found a stringy japanese paper
gives it lots of dimension
red oxide never fails to satisfy me

acrylic, collage on panel

Friday, January 16, 2009

jan 16, 2009

more landscapey than usual.
blogging for all the world to see
makes me self conscious in a way
sometimes more critical too
but it's good exercise all around.

acrylic, collage on panel sold

Thursday, January 15, 2009

jan 15, 2009

missed 3 days and cancelled trip 
food poisoning.
just now functioning and painting again
will make up for lost days if i can.
no energy to try new things so 
the ease of familiarity feels right.

oil, beeswax, pigment, resin on panel

Sunday, January 11, 2009

jan 11, 2009

last post before travel
need to pack some kind of mini studio
to keep this up - also my laptop, etc, 
to post images. 
plan a lot of travel this year - 
how will this work?

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel sold

Saturday, January 10, 2009

jan 10, 2009

this daily blog keeps me painting, no doubt.
otherwise, could be trouble.

in nyc next week, not sure how i'll paint there
maybe collages, more travel journal-ish?
i expect they'll be different, 
with some street detritus perhaps -
will see how i manage while traveling.

oil, beeswax, pigment resin on panel

Friday, January 9, 2009

jan 9, 2009

sun is going down so had to shoot this quickly.
the writing is almost always present as my 
stream of consciousness - 
back of the mind - 

oil, beeswax, pigment, resin on panel

Thursday, January 8, 2009

jan 8, 2009

oil on wax again. scraping, digging, revealing.

wildfires burning close by last night
vivid dreams
then cool colors.

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

jan 7, 2009

working back and forth between the acrylic and 
oil/wax combo - rarely do that, so interesting to 
feel the difference in the materials so directly. 
acrylic is great for the immediacy - easy to layer 
quickly, no drying time. 

acrylic on panel

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

jan 6, 2009

reworked this from an earlier painting
like the scraped wall feeling
and the history of what it was

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel

Monday, January 5, 2009

jan 5, 2009

back to using the oil on wax medium
love the movement and vibrancy of oil paint
the wax allows me to dig in and make marks

oil, beeswax, resin, pigment on panel sold

Sunday, January 4, 2009

jan 4, 2009

these paintings are more abstract than i've 
been painting for awhile. very different
from my website paintings, but feels
fresh again, after working with more
imagery. just enjoying the paint.

acrylic on panel sold

Saturday, January 3, 2009

jan 3, 2009

dark winter day
cool mood
looser today

acrylic on panel

Friday, January 2, 2009

jan 2, 2009

love red

acrylic on panel

jan 1, 2009

1st painting
reworked it with oil paint on jan 6.
love that i can change things as i go along.

acrylic and oil on panel