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13 – Portage Island Cliff 6×6 Series

“Portage Island Cliff No. 13” was an exercise in color and shapes. I started with a medium gray sanded paper, just as I have with the last couple of paintings in this series. Overall, the gray neutralizes the color in the painting a bit, resulting in a softer, overcast look. shapes Using soft vine charcoal […]

Making Paintings Work

I love the time of day when dusk envelops the world under the heavy forest canopy, but away from the trees the sky is still bright evening. I tried to capture that feeling in this painting titled “Evening”. The edge of the meadow in the upper part of the Curry Preserve is a perfect place […]

Portage Island Cliff 6×6 Series

Last year a friend of mine in another state participated in a “6×6” show. Each artist in the show produced 6 rows of 6 paintings, all 6×6 inches–36 paintings in total. I was intrigued by that idea, and since then I’ve brainstormed different ways I could put together a 6×6 series for one of the […]