Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Whisper Road



If you go for an hour walk and look around you will see hundreds of things of note. So many that it doesn't even seem possible to comment on them all or reference them in paintings.  You look at something, and the image combines with another thought or sentiment running through your head, and the whole mood and meaning of what you are seeing changes. You look at the sky and note a motif....walk 10 paces forward, look again in a slightly different direction and something equally interesting presents itself,...and so it seems that very few things are actually noticed, and very few things are actually painted. There are a million more things to be done with landscape in painting.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Evening on 10


A good thing about working small is that it encourages all sorts of experiments. This collage was strange in its beginnings and remained that way to the end....but everything can be indulged because it's always about trying to get closer. Such odd eccentricities show up....like that green dot lower right....almost like punctuation at the end of a sentence.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Richardson's Lookout, July 27


The hill is the highest point in this area. With some regularity I wander up there and make drawings that become paintings. You can see for miles in every direction. Lake Ontario is a half hour drive south and on a clear day it's visible from the top of the hill. Acrylic and pencil on unprimed archival single ply matte board. (SOLD)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Incoming, Cty Rd. 10


As the series progresses, over many years, there are subtle changes in both the process and approach. This one is very noticeably different from the one before in a few significant ways.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014