These aren`t really studies, they are more like doodles in their mindlessness. Between projects and especially after disappointing efforts, I work small. With little intention other than keeping me in the game and restoring my confidence. I have to make something.
Lynne Cunningham kindly included me in her new book "Nature in the Abstract". In it she describes a variety of 'attitudes' and new ways to think about capturing the true essence of the landscape in a fresh abstract manner. Lots of photos of her ideas made visual, are included. It is well worth a look!
In November, after the Portland Open Studio Tour, I`m planning on having an open studio demonstration on the second Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 am. If this is fun and worthwhile, I`m intending to do it every month on the second Saturday. There seemed to be interest last year during the Tour when I did a demonstration every morning. I`ve decided to back away from outright teaching but in demonstrating my techniques and approach, I can show how I do things while answering questions. It truly is an improvised way of working that is difficult to break down into 'steps' while I`m painting. Maybe someone will take something away from it they can use and if not, at least it will be free.
Portland Open Studios Tour Oct. 11&12 and Oct. 18&19
work for sale in my studio