One of hundreds of coastal creeks in Oregon.
The point of this painting was to suggest that sublime sensation of being cool in the shade while the sun filters through enlivening everything. I began with stains scraped across the canvas, then washes that flowed downward followed by carving through the wet paint and blotting for texture. The darkest values came last.
It was in Spring of 2012 that I visited Yellowstone National Park and it is still vivid in my memory. Especially the area around Mammoth Hot Springs.
I`m taking this class on Saturday and I understand there are still a couple of openings. You can read about it here.
Listen to the master talk about his process in this video. Phillip Guston was a painter`s painter.
The soulful musician Leonard Cohen discusses the craft of writing lyrics in this inspirational little interview. I was a teenager when I first heard him. His moody and adult songs were thrilling in their erotic mystery and visual metaphor. Here`s one of my favorites, The Stranger Song, which was used to devastating effect in Robert Altman`s film McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
It`s not just me. Andrew Marr explains the importance and value in drawing in this compelling little video.
William Baziotes, one of the most underrated American abstractionists
Went to an art destruction party last weekend. I wish I had taken more work, it really was cathartic;
work for sale in my studio
Portland Open Studios-Oct. 10,11,17 and 18
I`m at 5373 Lakeview Blvd.
Lake Oswego OR 97035