Wednesday, September 15, 2010


"Florabunda", Collection of Tara & Chris Jennings
Wow, two days in a row. What's going on here? I have
been struggling with this piece for a while now. I think
it is finished. Feel free to tell me what you think. Getting
away from the studio and going to Portland and getting
my brains image bank refueled helped a lot in allowing
me to breakthrough with it. I need to get away more

This piece was a paint over on an old painting of Cindy's
and my collaboration. Part of the reason I had such a
difficult time with it was letting go of the parts of the old
painting that were 'precious', always a challenge.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Commission in place

Ron, The Witness II and Gail

I have been taking a break from the time I spend on the computer.
This has meant a break from blogging, as that is where the time
really gets gobbled up. I have recently returned from a trip to Portland.
Coming from a county with a population of 25,000 to the city is an
awesome assault of the senses. It was so inspiring to be around all
the creative energy in that city. I went out to eat, visited galleries and
storefronts, bought art supplies, and delivered 14 pieces to a beautiful
furniture store. I house sat so I had my time all my own. It was so
peaceful to be solo for a time. I had incredible dreams, waking up
wanting to create art.

For those of you in the Portland area the art is at Parker Furniture, a
few blocks east on 10 from 217. At one time I showed at Roche Bobois
(furniture store) and did very well. Since then I have wanted to find
another opportunity like that. The opportunity arose with one of the
lovely women I worked with at Roche Bobois offering to represent
me at Parker. Furniture stores are not gallery representation but they
are a great venue as people can see the art in context of a mock living
space. Also I will be showing until we decide to end the arrangement,
not once every 2 years.

The commission has been hung in its new home and Ron and Gail are
very happy with it. They sent me the attached photo. They look like ol'
friends the three of them!