It was a short run.

Can you tell I didn’t have a plan? I didn’t. I had 6 heavily gessoed 6″ x 6″ canvas boards ready to go. So I went for it. I did make a firm decision when it comes to favorite mediums…even where acrylics and polymers offer a lot in the way of innovation and the creative process….(sigh)…I find it’s much easier (and more satisfying) to manipulate oil paints and achieve bright and shiny colors!
So, this little group is at its end. Back to my oil paints!

Yes, it’s hot.

I was going to paint today – but my studio is sweltering.  Hunkered down over my laptop I decided to check art jobs for leads on possible opportunities to show my work.  Good idea.  I ran across something called wake up screaming….oh!  That’s me!   They seem to be looking for art that includes some reference to the sun.  Ah yes, I have painted the sun.  When I painted the sun, I believe I was missing it – it was probably cold outside (and raining) – and, as I often do, found myself mourning the loss of my precious view of the sun dipping into the vast blue Pacific between Molokai and Lana’i.


“Loss of View” 2013, 16″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas