Finally, a spark

August 15th, 2011

After a “fallow” period, I have had several things on my mind lately. Here they are, in no particular order.

My Place in Art History

May 27th, 2011

What are we doing in terms of art history? Where are we taking art?

A Message for BFA Graduates

May 20th, 2011

You’ve got a shiny new BFA degree. Now make a plan and stick to it.

Millennials and moving art forward

May 19th, 2011

I’m not sure how my art now relates to the art of the past, but I do know I have a responsibility to move things forward, or to make a connection with the past.

If art is war, what are you fighting for (or against?)

May 18th, 2011

What are you fighting for?

Boot Country as it looks now

March 29th, 2011

Like a lot of other things I’ve painted, Boot Country has gotten a new look. It’s nice but it lacks the old charm.

Twenty-five: MetroCenter Aircoil

March 29th, 2011

An aircoil (whatever that is) in MetroCenter, just across the parking lot from Buildings B and E.

Updated Painting Reference Maps

March 28th, 2011

In which I update the Google Maps to show correct information regarding where I shot reference photos.

Reading List for March 28-April 2

March 28th, 2011

A quick look at what I’m reading this week.

Twenty-four: Downtown Door 2

March 25th, 2011

Grungy brick and splitting plywood make this composition come alive.

Twenty-Three: Garage Rhythm

March 25th, 2011

The austerity of parking garages is delightfully broken up by various bits of dirt and buzzing fluorescent lights.

Twenty-two: Brentwood Sewer

March 25th, 2011

I’ve always been intrigued with secret, subterranean passageways. Sewers aren’t glamorous, but they hold the same intrigue. The rough, mildewy concrete and rusted iron are beautiful in their own right.

Twenty-one: Bellevue Pipe

March 25th, 2011

I lived in and around the Bellevue area close to eight years. Here is a painting pipe from a reservoir on Sawyer Brown Road.

Twenty: Building D

March 23rd, 2011

A small urban landscape painting of an office building set against a dramatic sky.

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March 20th, 2011

I’ve updated and increased the ways you can get updates on my art, from RSS to email to a new newsletter to social media.

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March 20th, 2011

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