Saturday, March 27, 2010

Along the same lines...

2009, oil pastel on panel, 5x7

Monday, March 22, 2010

Horizontally Speaking

Red Bars, 2009, 5.5 x 5.5 oil pastel on paper

Ripples, 2009, 5.5 x5.5 oil pastel on paper

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Seasonally Inappropriate

"Deerfield, Autumn" ,2009
oil pastel on rag board,
4.75 x 10.25
Maybe not the most appropriate painting for a couple days before the Vernal Equinox.............

Monday, March 15, 2010

From the Produce Department

Beans, 2009, 15x15 graphite on paper

Quince, 2009 5x7 drypoint on paper

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Abiogenesis, 2 (top) and Abiogenesis, 1 (bottom), 2010
graphite, charcoal and conte crayon on gessoed panel

These small drawings measuring 5x7 and 6x6 are covered with a thin layer of encaustic medium which gives them a depth and sheen when viewed in person.

Both on view at Concord Art Association until March 21, 2010 more information at

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Canyon Morning, 2009

Canyon Morning, 2009 18x24 acrylic and dry pastel on paper

Another ambiguous landscape that brought to mind places I saw many years ago as I drove through the southwest of the United States.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

This is another older piece, also from the mid 1990's.
I wanted to include this and the piece on my last post here on my blog after reading a wonderful little book: "Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers" by Leonard Koren.

While I don't pretend that these works could really be characterized as wabi-sabi, they do deal with the beauty inherent to rustic forms and impermanence, transience, and the beautiful mystery of decomposition, which is what I get from the aesthetic of wabi-sabi.

This mixed media piece on a found board measures 32x8

Monday, March 1, 2010

Time Traveling

This mixed media piece is from 1993 and measures 10x28.
It continues to change over time as the copper leaf oxides.