Thursday, June 25, 2009

Painting in progress

I'm very excited about this painting.I love the way it is evolving,so here's another peek.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Painting in progress

I am having such a good time working on this painting.It's of chestnut horse and daylilies. I thought I would share a little bit of it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Anyone who has had experience with Spanish horses know how magnificent they can be.There is an air of nobility that these horses posses."Iberian I " is a painting of one these horses.It is currently being shown at West of the Moon Gallery in Flagstaff,AZ. The painting is oil on cradled panel,24"x36"x1" and is absolutely stunning in person.The colour is vibrant and sings.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I never leave a white surface alone for very long.I subscribe to the" any mark is better than no mark" school.This is the first wash of colour this sheet of paper will receive.I will add at least two more washes of colour and apply various watercolour techniques to create a surface that has texture and depth.Then, and only then I will start the painting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I love colour.Bright hard candy colour,hot summer garden colour,cool puddles of shadow colour.I love it all.I love the way one colour shimmers next to one and recedes next to another.The way colour has an identity that is effected by its surrounding,that it changes with the light.I believe it is magical.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Clean Slate

I take quite a bit of care in preparing the surfaces that I paint on.I sand and gesso and sand again,then I repeat.The result is a smooth brilliant white panel or canvas.At tis point the possibilities are endless.