Monday, April 10, 2017

Here's the 53rd painting in my long-running series of rubber ducks. Nice to revisit this old friend...
                                                        Resolute (R. Ducky 53), 12" x 12"
Here's another work in progress:
Almost there... at 42" x 60", Fanfare (Birch Log II)  is the largest in this series. Here are a few earlier states:

Been awhile since I've updated the old blog, but never fear, I've been hard at work. Here's an in situ view of another birch log study done in preparation for a new painting:
And here's the finished cartoon:
Still got quite a ways to go, but here's the painting thus far:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Been working on some new stuff along the Birch Log and Vessel series. Here's a study of a bit of rolled up birch bark that my Mom found while out on a walk. Missing everything but the log. 7" x 5". More stuff on my other website,

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Alright- been hard at work but I haven't taken the time to update my blog in quite awhile. I will endeavor to correct this issue!

Here's Threshold, the latest in my series treating perceptual painting's capacity to archive experience. These works have taken vessels of various sorts as their subject, literal and figurative containers for the time I spend with each object as I paint it from life. Oil on canvas, 40" x 32".

Here's an earlier state. You can see my model, a birdhouse, perched in the upper left.

                                                     Here are some preliminary sketches.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Here's a view of a work in progress, Perceptual Log, 38" x 23". I've put a bit of time and energy into this one... Almost there!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Goin' ham. Just finished this, the latest in my series treating the perceptual painting process. Taking vessels of various sorts as their subject, these paintings represent literal and figurative containers of my time and energy. Quite a bit of an investment in this one... Been working on it for the last couple months. Thought it might go quicker if I did a preliminary drawing to work some stuff out... Didn't quite work out that way. Here are some earlier states: