Monday, August 28, 2017

Photos & Paintings

When I take photos I always consider it photography practice. Sometimes I see a scene or a pattern that sticks in my head and it may end up in a painting, which has happened from these photos. I did a flower exercise not long ago and with that still in the back of mind I combined flower design with the trowel style I have been woking with this summer.  Where I live there are beautiful sunflowers along the building. Last summer I thought the flowers were tall, but this season they are twice as tall. It is such a lovely sight to come home and see these blooms.

Follow more photo practice and painting progress on my Instagram. 




Thursday, June 29, 2017


I started painting with a knife in June 2012. It feels like spreading butter. My dad had bought every tool ever created and he bought them multiple times and among these there were trowels.  I have begun to paint with trowels which is smiliar to painting with a knife. You smear the paint. You cut through the paint. I don’t know if I will continue this technique, but I like it for now.  Here is the newest painting and this Friday's ARTinerary©.

Acrylic on canvas

Friday June 30, 2017 ARTinerary©

Part 1: 6pm 
Coco Picard:  Comics & Conversation 
Challengers Comics  
1845 N Western
Part 2: 8pm
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
3316 N Elston
Part 3: 9pm
Swamp Heat, Mr. Nasty &
B Forest Show $10
3855 N Lincoln

Happy 4th Of July!