Tag Archives: sketch

The Stare

15 Jan



I sketched this image a couple nights ago and painted it yesterday.  It makes me think about focus and determination but also about sincerity and seriousness of attention to something that matters.  I used black/gray tones to hint at the face being that of a statue but I really wanted to convey something real, something true because I think his gaze is saying something.


Move (Abstract)

14 Jan


I liked the sense of movement in this piece and so I called it “Move.”  I’m enjoying doing pieces that just arrive rather than starting out with a destination in mind.


Swirl (Abstract)

13 Jan



This fun little abstract emerged as I was sketching last night.


Grid (Abstract)

10 Jan



Done in 6″ by 4″ format on card stock (out of watercolor paper at present).  As I’ve been focused mostly on abstracts the past month or so I have been exploring lots of different geometric shapes and designs.  I’m really enjoying this exploration.


Whimsy (Abstract)

2 Jan



A fun abstract that came together one evening at home.  Do these whimsical little guys remind you of anything?  They have a fanciful quality that appeals to me.


Tunnel (Abstract)

28 Dec


I like the way this painting draws my eye into the field of vision.  It just has a funky feel.  Its been enjoyable playing with shapes and a different process artistically.  Shapes can do amazing things if we’re willing to play with them and think differently about them.


Rondelles (Abstract)

27 Dec


This one came together in my thoughts and then I sketched it out.  Wasn’t sure what to do with it and then the idea of a series of colors that became a noticeable pattern came to mind.  I love these cute little round guys.  Not sure why, I just find them appealing.  I think they look like the little balls on an abacus.  My girlfriend, to whom I owe the name of the painting, says they remind her of Fruit Loops (super sugary Kellogg’s breakfast cereal here in the U.S.).  I forgot all about Fruit Loops.  Loved them as a kid.  Especially loved how they turned my bowl of milk into a sugary nectar!  Hope everyone’s holidays have been wonderful!  Create all the way into the New Year and beyond!


Multiply (Abstract)

24 Dec



I started with the series of squares in the center and the sketch sort of just started fractalling its way out to the edges.  Then I painted in the background.  It has a somewhat ethereal quality but I’m pleased with what emerged.


Twisted (Abstract)

24 Dec



A twisted tangle of green cord.


Stream (Abstract)

20 Dec



I really like the flow that this one seems to have.

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