Sunday, August 30, 2015

Break Through

I had a break through last week.  It came in the form of this family picture.  I like the composition, but mostly it is the looseness of the paint quality.  I felt free and this painting came out whole.   


Living Room
The little Bonnard and Vuillard exercises did the trick.  I get so hung up of surfaces that I end up tightening everything up till they squeek!  (Which has a certain satisfaction in a obsessive way.)  I am going to tweak the background a little bit.  But mostly it is done.

My dog Elmo was my first subject when I resumed painting after a 10 year hiatus.  He is one of the most magical beings.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Back In Collage

It's not really a collage.  It just reminds me of one.  It is my bike at the corner of 23rd and Folsom Street.  I am getting into this large format, 3'x5'.  

"Folsom Street"

Friday, August 14, 2015

Last Days Of Summer In Lanai

Small panoramic pic of Manele Bay
Welcoming committee at the Sanctuary

Handsome Devil

Cat Entertainment Crew