Monday, December 21, 2009

Place No. 16

No. 16 was painted December 2009.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cross No. 3

No. 3 was painted November 2009.

Old Republic No. 1 (formerly Untitled No. 24)

Untitled No. 24 was painted November 2009. I'm renaming this Old Republic for a new series of red white and blue paintings.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Void No. 1

Void No. 1 was painted October 2009. I'm excited to explore this series.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Place No. 14

No. 14 was painted October 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Place No. 12

No. 12 was finished in June 2009. My wife commissioned this one for our newly redecorated bedroom. One of my new favorites.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Still Life No. 4

Still Life No. 4 was painted June 2009.

Friday, May 29, 2009

From the Archives: Stillness

Stillness was painted by in 2006? - still a favorite piece...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

From the Archives

This painting is probably 10 years old by now. One of my first successful large paintings. I think it measures 30 inches by 40 inches. My boss liked it so much that it ended up in her office. I made sure she took it home when she retired. It looks great in her vaulted-ceiling living room. My inspiration for this piece was a quiet abstract piece by Ed Corbett, a California painter who ended up in Taos, New Mexico. He was a definite influence on Richard Diebenkorn in the early 50s. Corbett never got the attention he deserved and is often referred to as a painter's painter. The USU Art Museum has two of his pieces.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Place No. 10

Place No. 10 was finished April 2009. This one is not for sale on Etsy, but will be available at the Cache Valley's Farmer's Market later this summer.

Friday, April 10, 2009

From the Archives

My wife, Sharon, hosts a Friday Flashback on her blog and embeds a great video from the 80's or 90's that puts to shame anything being recorded today (Except for Confuse the Cat, Interpol, Snowden, Department of Eagles.) Anyway, here's a painting I did as a junior or senior at Utah State almost 10 years ago. At the time I was experimenting with a gesso/joint compound application on canvas. Once the shapes were established (long live masking tape) I would dye the painting with different acrylic washes. This was one of my first successes. I used to make lots of these, but they chip really easily and you only get a couple of chances to get it right. I'm a major revisionist and love to fix, fix, fix so I moved on to other techniques. This is still one of my favorites.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Place No. 9

No. 9 measures approximately 7.5 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches tall. It was painted with acrylic paint on acid free paper and then varnished. I painted No. 9 in March 2009.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Untitled No. 19

I finished No. 19 in March 2009. It measures approximately 7 1/16 inches by 6 7/8 inches. It was painted with acrylic on acid free paper and then varnished. It has a 1/4 inch white border for matting or framing. This started out as a painting exercise but the final result was very satisfying.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Untitled No. 18

Untitled No. 18 was finished March 2009. It measures 7 1/4 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches long. No. 18 was painted with acrylic paint on acid free paper. This is the second time I tried this composition and the colors are much better this time around.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Place No. 7

Place No. 7 was painted in February 2009. It measures 7 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches tall. It is painted on acid free paper and then varnished. No. 7 almost didn't work out when I spilled yellow paint everywhere. I scraped off as much as I could and then covered the bottom half with what you see now and things just worked out. Disasters are a critical part of the painting process...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cross No. 2

Cross No. 2 was painted on acid free paper with acrylic paint and then varnished. It measures approximately 8 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches tall. No. 2 was painted in 2009.

Untitled No. 16

One of my favorite compositions. This was painted on acid free paper with acrylic paint and then varnished. It measures 8 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches tall. No. 16 was painted in 2009.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cross No. 1

This abstract-geometric painting features a cross motif. The work measures approximately 7 inches wide and 9 1/4 inches tall with a 1/2 inch white border. I painted it with acrylic paint on acid free paper and coated it with varnish. I finished this painting in February 2009.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Y Series No. 5

One of my favorites and a turning point in paint application, No. 5 was completed in 2008.

Untitled No. 10

Untitled No. 10 was completed in 2007

Place No. 2

Place No. 2 was completed in 2007


Bridge was completed in 2006


Parcel was painted in 2006 - a family favorite

Flower No. 1

Flower No. 1 was painted in 2006

Factory No. 1

Factory No. 1 was painted in 2006.