waiting for ideas to gel….

Roaming around the studio, staring at walls where my recent favorites are hung, sketching away…all the things I do before filling my palette with fresh paint and starting anew.  Sometimes the process goes rather quickly and other times I try to recapture the reason that I painted one thing or another for inspiration – for instance, this piece.  It’s not stacked away, it’s in my face everyday, hanging there, boldly announcing its presence!  In the mean time, I guess I’ll just add one more coat of gesso to that blank canvas on the easel….waiting for me to be inspired!

Dana Doran_Pieta Last Supper

Pieta (The Last Supper), 2015, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″


Currently on Exhibit at the 2015 Bellinghan National Salon des Refuses at the Whatcom Museum

I don’t know what ever possesses me to make the choices I do when submitting art for a juried event….but, I must have had something in mind?  or, maybe not.

High Five: They Might Be Giants, 2014, (oil on canvas, 24” x 30”), The Last Dance, 2015,(oil on canvas, 36”’ x 36”) and Surrender: Peace and Deception, 2014, (oil on canvas, 36” x 36”). 2015 Bellingham National Salon des Refusés at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, May/Sept 2015 (digital exhibition). (Juror: Scott Lawrimore, Director of Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington Seattle)