Lilypad #5 and #6

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I painted a couple of paintings of individual lilypads, one after the other, following the same basic painting methods. I videoed one of them (see video below), however after uploading the video, I changed the look of the painting a bit. That’s the problem with these type paintings—-there are so many options and stopping points that it’s’ hard to ever reach a finished state! You just have to throw in the towel at some point. Anyway, I like these.

Lilypad #5, 14x17”, $250

Lilypad #6, 11x16”, $200

Notes on a Landscape: Trees are Like Metaphors

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A return, for me, to a larger canvas size (basically three feet tall by five feet wide), this one was satisfying to complete—though it was a reminder of how much more work it takes to cover a canvas of this size. I’m obviously not done with this Notes on a Landscape series. My favorite part is the interplay between the beautiful sentiments portrayed, alongside silly trivial things. Stream of consciousness writing has always fascinated me. It’s a fun exercise, however brief in this application.

Here’s the little pseudo-poem in the middle of the field: “meet me in the park, beneath the trees, where the boughs bend, and sway in the warm windy-wind”

Video of the painting process coming soon!

Notes on a Landscape: Trees are Like Metaphors, 59x37.5”, $1750

Notes on a Landscape: Spoonbills

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Third in the “Notes…” series. The addition of the halos (are they halos or is there another name for this type?) elevate this image to a whole new level for me. Without them, the birds are just birds. With them, the viewer takes a moment of reflection—-what does this mean? should I be more reverent? should I be angry about this? why?—-the effect of which is interesting. And hey, what more can I ask for than interesting artwork. I added the painting process video below.

Notes on a Landscape: Spoonbills, 24x30”, SOLD

Fractured Landscape #2

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I’ve painted a similar painting before (thus the “#2” in the title) but never really returned to the idea until now. I like getting lost in the temperature changes of each successive hill—grays, reds, yellows, blues, violets. Just realized I probably should have named it Fractured Fields instead . . . the alliteration!

Fractured Landscape #2, 24x36”, $725

Deep Green

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Not one but two new paintings in the same style. A more subdued, quiet style from me, perhaps, but I like it. Contact me if interested; and keep in mind, I can paint similar paintings in any size you'd like (would love to paint an extra-large version, for instance---hint, hint).

Deep Green 1, 30x30", $700

Deep Green 2, 30x30", $700

untitled landscape

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This painting is one of an emerging series of paintings that I have yet to come up with a title for.  They are all fun, energetic landscapes painted with a pallet knife. If you have an idea for a series title, let me know.

Untitled Landscape, 20x16", $250 framed