New Painting: "A Puddle of Befuddlement"

Still tacked to the wall waiting to be stretched.

Still tacked to the wall waiting to be stretched.

I paint with the canvas flat on the wall. I stretch them after the painting is finished which allows the image to wrap around the stretcher frame.

"A Puddle of Befuddlement", acrylic on linen, 36x36 in.

New Painting: "I Lost My Marbles"

"I Lost My Marbles"
acrylic on canvas, 36x36 in.

This is the third canvas in the new series. (I'm pretty sure I hate the second one so I'm not going to post it. I might set it on fire and film it.) This painting was inspired by another piece I did  back in 2002, my first year of painting, called Thinking of You (below). That was also the first painting I ever sold ($125) and it was sold online from my email list. (Thanks Eric!)

I didn't set out to copy Thinking of You when I started this new piece other than knowing it would be blue on blue and I would use similar brush marks. When I finished Marbles I thought the two might look much more similar than they actually do. Some ideas do improve with age. Don't get me wrong, I  still love Thinking of you, I just like to think that my work has improved over the past nine years.

I Lost My Marbles turned out to be the catalyst for the new direction I would take for the next several pieces in the series.

"Thinking of You"
acrylic on canvas, 20x16 in.


New Painting: "Sucker Punch and Cookies"

"  Sucker Punch and Cookies  " acrylic on canvas, 36x36 in.

"Sucker Punch and Cookies"
acrylic on canvas, 36x36 in.

This is the first painting in a new series I'm currently working on. All of the canvases are 36x36 inches. This is the second largest size canvas I've ever done. I've primarily worked on wood and paper since 2006 with the occasional experimental canvas here and there. I'm really inspired by working in a larger format!