We visited Washington, D.C. on April 9, 2018. As luck would have it, the cherry trees were in full bloom! My iPhone didn’t do a great job of taking distance shots, but it certainly tried.
As part of my whirlwind trip through North Carolina and Virginia last week, I was able to spend some time at Duke Gardens, located on the Duke University campus in Durham, NC. The weather was excellent, and the plants were spectacular. Armed with my trusty … Continue readingPhoto Blog: Duke Gardens
January was a slow month for me, as I’ve been slogging through a considerable art slump. Still, I managed to paint four new pieces, which I am mostly satisfied with. Here they are, in no particular order. Bulldog Ant Myrmecia is a genus of ants … Continue readingArt Summary: January 2018
The Good I got a LOT of art done this year. It’s hard to know for sure, but I definitely finished over 50 new pieces in 2017. I also went back and revised some old pieces, to take advantage of some new techniques I’ve learned … Continue readingThoughts on 2017
In the last couple of weeks I’ve done a LOT of revising/retouching/revisiting/whatever older paintings, with varied results. For some, the change is quite dramatic; for others, it’s quite subtle. In all cases, my goals were to: Clean up the roughest edges and sloppiest lines, Add … Continue readingRevision Roundup
I’ve been in a major art slump lately, so I decided to step back and revisit some older paintings and see if I could bring them up to my current standards. Each of these pieces is 12-18 months old, so I’ve learned a few tricks … Continue readingRetouching Old Pieces
If you’ve followed me on Twitter for any length of time, you know that I believe in (and rely on) the use of references when creating art. I know there are artists out there that view references as a form of “cheating”, a “crutch”, or … Continue readingOf References and Originality