Acrylic on canvas | 12" x 12"One night I had a dream about a painting. In the hopes of capturing it, I quickly began trying to duplicate the vision in my head in the morning. This is more of a frame of reference than a final piece in one regards but it's own entity in... Continue Reading →
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"What if the fiery flames of hell were really sherbet colored?
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"I recently was going through an old notebook and came across this line. Perhaps too often we are waiting for something rather than making something happen.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"I used to have pretty glass ornaments for the tree until I got a dog with an over active tail.
Candy Cane Forest
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"A candy cane forest would be pretty sweet. See what I did there?
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"Is there a point in wrapping a present pretty when it's only going to get torn open?
Nothing But Flowers
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"Inspired by the wild flowers planted along the Garden State Parkway. They always make me happy when I see them.
The Chaotic Rainbow I
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"Sometimes beauty comes in the midst of chaos.
A Seat at the Table
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"This is for anyone who planned out a seating arrangement this year and never got to use it.
Liberty on the Mountain
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"This morphed many times into the painting its become. Catching it out of the corner of my eye in the studio one day I saw two artistic icons both named Liberty in the imagery. It was a sign that this was done.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"It's easy to get overwhelmed and defeated with everything going on in life. Sometimes we need simple reminders.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"The chill has entered the air and soon the leaves will become a magnificent display of colors.
Birds of a Feather
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"I'm not sure if I can think of anything more accurate during this these polarized times. When empathy and compassion seem lost try to look for the similarities and not the differences.
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"This painting meandered along not ever finding its purpose in life until a scraper found it and created what (to me) looks like psychotic oscillating waves.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"The background for this was painted a while ago and has been sitting in a pile of paintings ever since. I didn't love it and didn't know what to do change that. Finally I decided I needed to embrace it for what it was - a vehicle to put... Continue Reading →
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"I recently had a significant life change and shortly thereafter I was cleaning my studio and came across a card with these words. It was a good reminder that I thought I would share.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"Every morning should start off bright and full of optimism but things seems really dark lately. Hopefully it will all change soon.
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"I disliked the way the original painting turned out. I kept looking at the colors and wanted to paint circles around them. They started reminding me of heads so I connected them. I think we all want a little more connectivity these days.
Balloon Animal (Red)
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"This is the companion piece to Balloon Animal (Green). They are the result of dropping globs of paint on one pre-painted canvas and pressing it again another pre-painted canvas. I hope someday they find each other.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"This made me think of the "She Like Electric" album by Smoosh (now know as Chaos Chaos) so I named it after my favorite song on that disc. Whenever I need a ridiculous jolt of positivity it is my go-to song.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"There is a lot going on in the world right now and it might be a good time to stop for a moment and watch a setting sun and remind yourself that you have made it through another day.
Acrylic on canvas | 14" x 11" I've held on to this one (as well as others) because I really liked the way the colors came out. With everything going on I figured it was time to embrace the spirit of the project and let it go. The Dragon is released from captivity.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10" This is what happens when you use what's left of a sheet of round labels as a template after all the labels are gone. Just like what's left after the waves leave the shore.
Acrylic on canvas | 14" x 11" A variation of paint by numbers I randomly assign a number to a color and the randomly assign a number to a position on a canvas and then match them up and manipulate the paint until something inside me tells me to stop.
Acrylic on canvas | 20" x 16" Part of the purpose of this project was to not have paintings piling up in the basement. This canvas had been one such painting that found new life as a second painting.
Chicken Running Through Forest
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10" I like to take the excess paint on my brushes and wipe it off on another canvas just to see what comes out when you don't really pay attention to what you're creating. The act of creating doesn't need to be a meticulous laborious process and tend not... Continue Reading →
The Carnival Has Left Town
Acrylic on canvas | 14" x 11" I spent some time reading through J.M.W. Turner books and reverted back to various techniques I had lost contact with. Fortunately I can always revisit them.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10" I bought some new tools to play around with recently which always spurs new ideas. This didn't come out anything like what I envisioned in my head but I really like the result. I enjoy when art is experimental regardless of the outcome.
Sunrise Through Fog
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10" It almost seems counter-intuitive to reverse engineer a project but a backward perspective can sometimes be the most valuable one.
Red Light Green Light
Acrylic on canvas | 14" x 11"If you study your color wheel you’ll find that red and green make brown. What you do with that information is up to you.
Acrylic on canvas | 10" x 8"The sixth painting released in the “Plumes” series. It reminds me of the burning embers under a cooling crust and makes me want to take a journey with a ring.
Acrylic on canvas | 8" x 10"Inspired by a early morning photo of oxidizing copper before the crew had a chance to polish it aboard the Stephen Taber.
Aqua Marine Monster
Acrylic on canvas | 11" x 14"The joy of abstract art is the ability to interpret it however you would like. Once the artist tries to explain it it becomes less interesting.
Bee It Is
Acrylic on canvas | 11" x 14"This has been loitering around the studio like a bee in a garden since 2017. It’s time it made it’s way out into the world.