Two fields of focus

Here's a new painting I did recently... a fun experiment with two fields of focus.

It's got a flat kind of abstrack Alex Katz thing going on in the front with a flatness that plays against the depth of the background colors.

I can see adding figures at some point... maybe taking it in a slight poetic narrative direction or something. Anyhow, I was quite pleased with how it came out.

One of my biggest influnces is April Gornik... who's paintings are just amazing.


In the Studio

Here's a few more snapshots from around the studio... paintings in progress and finished.

A Painter's Blog

This is a blog about my paintings on canvas. Thought I'd start it out and see if it might work as an online portfolio of sorts.

First off, here's a picture of my basement painting studio... which I mostly paint in on Sundays, seeing as how the other 6 days of the week I'm busy making illustration for children's publishing.

Might take a while to get this blog sorted out... We'll see how it works...

Anyhow... shown are some recent paintings done in a kind of expressionist abstract sculptural mode, which I'm partial to.

Paintings of woods and a stream done in a bit fauvist with crazy colors... believe me they were crazier to begin with!