Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween

Walking through Safeway yesterday, I saw some caramel apples. The rich brown glossy surface cried out for a painting. Here is what resulted along with some preliminary stages. The great thing about painting stuff like this is you get to eat it when you're done.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New blog, first post!

"To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle." Walt Whitman

Finding that miracle is why I paint, no matter if it's a figure, a landscape or an illustration for a children's book. My intention for this blog is to share my journey, both present and over the past 30 years as I have sought to observe my world and translate my perceptions into pictures. It covers a range of experiences from illustrating movie posters and children's books to painting en plein aire in the hill towns of Europe. Right now it's a little scattered in it's format; we'll see what evolves. To begin, I will be posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I'm interested to see where this takes us.

An illustration for a proposed children's book called Bounce

A painting from a trip to Spain