Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Steady Breeze, Oil on Linen, 22x28
Just in time for a 2-person show with Derek Davis we are calling Life at the Pace of Pigment. The show is at The Frameworks. Here's the scoop:

The Frameworks Gallery
2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul 55116
May 25th through July 6th
Opening: May 25th from 7 to 9 pm

Friday, May 10, 2013

Floating in a Warm Summer Sky, Oil on Canvas, 12x16
This was painted in the studio. I had 3 plein air studies I was looking at for inspiration. The goal was to hone the subject down to its essence. It's easy to get rapped up in all the details; harder to only paint that which best captures the emotional response one has to a particular subject. 

I painted two of the studies on calm days. What I was most drawn to was the reflections in the water; an upside-down mirror image of the world, that, as you look closer in to shore, becomes translucent and gives up the secrets of what lies below its surface.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Marthaler Heights, Oil on Canvas, 12x16
Since this is one of the featured paintings in my upcoming 2 person show with Derek Davis at the Frameworks Gallery, I figured it was about time I posted it on my blog site. This is one of our favorite places in the Saint Paul metro area. It's a popular sledding hill in the winter with a great view across the Mississippi River Valley. We painted here last Fall. I did some studio work on the painting on a snowy day in April. It was a cathartic experience.