Monday, April 27, 2020

"Welcome Mat"

5 x 5"
oil on panel

It is an afternoon of Zen painting a quiet, remote house.  Find peace whenever you can right?

Early evening outside of Sterling, Colorado.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


4 x 4"
oil on panel

Took a breather from a larger painting to do a little house, one of my favorite subjects.  I spotted this little homestead outside of Sterling, Colorado on a road trip - with ominous skies looming in the distance. 

It pretty much expresses how I feel these days.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

"The Light of Day"

6 x 8"
oil on panel

If you venture out much of what you'll see resembles an Edward Hopper painting.  Isolated streets, quiet neighborhood scenes.  No artist has portrayed isolation like Hopper.  Keep in mind, he lived in New York City.

Hopper once said about his paintings "What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house." and spent his lifetime pursuing light in his resonant paintings.  Morning Sun captures that beam of sunlight coming through the window, onto the woman on the bed - his wife, Jo, was often his model for his work.

What Morning Sun means to me, especially now in the midst of this pandemic, is even in isolation and darkness, look for the light.

Hopper's painting resides in the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio and at one time traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago for a Hopper exhibition, which is where I had the pleasure of seeing it in person.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Karen Hollingsworth

A shout-out to my good friend and fabulous painter Karen Hollingsworth - tonight was to be her solo-show opening at Principle Gallery in Charleston. 

Doesn't mean you can't see her new paintings - they are all hung at the gallery and ready to for their new home.  Just go to Principle Gallery's page and look at these wonderful and uplifting pieces.

Brown Paper Packages No. 2

Duet No. 4

Better yet, go to her Instagram page here.

~ Best to you Karen!