open house

OPEN HOUSE No date to save (arrrggg!) but I hear, yet again, the elevator is close to getting repaired. I have heard this before and mentioned it before in this newsletter but I am putting it out to the universe….I want to have you in the studio and I need that elevator. I want you…

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IN THE BEGINNING Five years ago this month I moved into my current studio. Hard to believe it’s been that long since I walked through these doors for the first time. Photo on the left is an interior shot. The photo on the right is an exterior shot. If you’ve been to the studio you…

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Getting sprung

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EMBRACE New work springing up everywhere! This painting will eventually have a composition that I found in an older sketch book that I couldn’t pass up. Every once in a while I look at the older sketch books. Some I wonder why I save and others I just love….glad that I save them all. You…

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Love & Vincent

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MYSTERY Wet…another rose gold pour. You never know how pink or how gold it will end up until after the pour dries. Love the mystery. This color continues to impress me.

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New & Fresh

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NEW Black gesso going on a new canvas. Poured it on extra thick to create additional texture. Might take a while to dry. This palette will be metallic gold. Way to start a new year!

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GOLD Another painting getting started. This paint bucket has a white gold in it and I am mixing it with a lovely blob of iridescent white coarse. The iridescent white comes in fine and coarse. The coarse version creates more texture which is exactly what I want. Gives a kinda frosty look.

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Who knew I had Iridescent Topaz in my bucket?

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IRIDESCENT TOPAZ The photo does not do justice to this pour. Hard to shoot. Iridescent topaz is an amazing color! This tube of paint was in the bottom of the paint bucket, I totally forgot about it. It’s almost like a green gold. And it’s very transparent so when it goes over the top of…

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Major metallic

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SILVER Going major metallic lately…always my go to colors. This painting has a similar silver palette as the big 6 footer, which is coming along nicely. I also started a new copper painting. And of course I always have some gold paintings in the works!

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Devil in the details

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THE SIX FOOTER This is a detail shot of the big six footer. So much texture happening. And so much room to make it happen! The palette is mostly silver, metallic with some darker greys. Still recording the making of this one.

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Too damn hot


SCORCHER It is too damn hot here in the Pacific Northwest. We are in the middle of a drought, record breaking heat-triple digits. Not in our comfort zone to be sure. But I am working in the studio, cooler than outdoors, on this painting. Cant go wrong with a metallic red background. My texture keeps…

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