Friday, April 21, 2023

"Family History"

"Family History"


"Family" became "Family History", which is about the complex background to our experience of our relatives. When we go back in time, there are more and more people, who provided us with our genetic material, our culture, our religion in some cases, and our identity. We have to remember them because they all shaped our reality.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

"Family" Today


I added some line work, white dots, and white and red-orange collage pieces. I am planning to try to lower the intensity of the red-violet areas.

Monday, April 17, 2023

"Family" in Process

This painting has gone through several transmutations in the past couple of days. It was too orange, so I glazed it with blue and violet, then I scraped blue-green paint over the whole surface, which brought out the textures, and then I masked some of the shapes and glazed it with red-violet. I will have to tone down the magenta with yellow-green. It is a balancing act!


Sunday, April 16, 2023

Before and After Spread

The top image is a 2-page spread in my single-sheet sketchbook before I added line work and collage, and the bottom one is after. It is from a "slop board", a sheet of watercolor paper onto which I wiped my leftover paint while working on a painting.

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Single-sheet Sketchbook in Process


First two 2-page spreads from this sketchbook.  It was made from my "slop-board", a sheet of watercolor paper on which I wipe my brushes when I am about to wash them. I added collage of various kinds. The pages are 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

"Doors of Perception" Series in Process

"Doors of Perception" series, with a couple of new layers. I don't know how many layers there will be.

"Doors of Perception I"

"Doors of Perception II"

"Doors of Perception III"

"Doors of Perception IV"


Thursday, March 16, 2023


24"Hx36"W, acrylic and paper on canvas. This is a rework of an older painting that seemed to need some zing. In fact, I am still not satisfied with it.

Thursday, March 09, 2023

"Family Secrets"

24x24, acrylic and paper on wood panel. This refers to the murky undercurrents in families when secrets are kept, by each generation.

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

"Family Tree" I and II

30x30", acrylic and paper on. canvas. Available. Email me at if interested.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Process / Style Development

These paintings have been on my living room wall since October of 2021.  A couple of days ago, I realized that I love pattern and masking off shapes that show the underlying layer. So, I am trying that out on this series.
1. I coat the first layer with GAC 800
2. I apply contact paper shapes as masks
3. I coat the entire surface with a glaze color
4. I remove the masks


Friday, February 10, 2023

Yellowstone Landscape Evolution

The top pic is today's rework of this tiny square landscape (6x6"); the middle one is the first painting I did from the photo, at the bottom.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

"Dark Swirls" Sketch

 9x12" mixed media sketchbook, acrylic paint sprayed and dripped, using masks ct from plastic binder dividers as well as hot-glue-gun masks.