Two Sides of the Same Coin (2021)

6 Jan

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Blue Man Running (2016)

30 Dec

My newest acrylic on paper.  The blue man running dominates the center of the piece but the person in the left corner intrigues me.
After this piece was done I was looking it over for a time & my gaze was drawn to the left & that’s where I noticed the image of the person who seems to be breaking out of their shell & leaving it behind.

We all have things we need to break free from on the journey toward realizing our full potential.  Don’t run from that which seems to have so much power over you.  Face it & then break free!


Parts of the Whole (2014)

15 Jun




Every Which Way (2014)

25 May


Sketched out this design a couple nights ago and added color tonight.  Just a fun little piece.


Wrinkle (2014)

18 May


A fun design I tinkered with while watching all the hoopla around The Preakness yesterday.  And the hoopla was actually contextual yesterday, California Chrome was nothing short of impressive on the track yesterday.  They’ve got me hooked through The Belmont (and I know very little about horse racing).  Back to the piece, I had sketched this out a couple nights ago with my Pigma Micron .05 pen and added color yesterday during the race.  Really fun way to easy into Saturday night.


Section (Abstract)

6 May


A new piece.  Emerged from an earlier pen & ink sketch I was working on.  I think there are some interesting things to look at in this one.  Colors are uniquely mixed from stuff I had hanging out in my palette after a my last couple paintings.  Not sure I’m done with the solid black section in top left quadrant.  Might add some thin lines mirroring the shape of the thicker one.  A work in progress I suppose.


Net (Abstract)

1 May


Thought this either resembled a web or a net.  The design appeared in my mind while trying to get to sleep a few nights ago, but I was too tired to get up and sketch it.  Sketched it last night; painted tonight.  Colors seem to jump off nicely because of the white-space areas.  This one was so fun to produce.


Rays (Abstract)

25 Apr



My newest piece.  There are two different blue/bluish tones in this piece and two different green tones.  The differences are subtle but noticeable enough because of the way the strong line assists the colors in standing out.


Arc (Abstract)

21 Apr


This piece really captures the essence of what I’ve been exploring lately.  I really love the way lines intersect and interact.


Freestyle (Abstract)

16 Apr


Usually I pencil sketch before a drop of paint hits the paper.  Not this time.  I loaded up my favorite brush with black paint and free-handed the lines (except for the circles & border) and then let the colors come as I filled the piece in.  I’m pleased with the design that emerged and find the colors work well together to create a pleasant feel.  I don’t do dark, macabre, evil, weird paintings, that’s not my thing.  I think the world is dark, evil, macabre, and weird enough.  I want my art to be an appreciation of beauty, hope, and light.

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