New abstract oil paintings—I am still tentatively venturing into this old and new world of color in these, a return to my roots. My roots in abstract oil painting began in my first art classes, as we were already in front of the living Rothkos exhibited in Lincoln, Nebraska at that time. I sat in […]

Adding a few more abstract sumi-e paintings to my repertoire, “…this much I have learned— if not enough else— to live with my eyes open…” -Mary Oliver 187S How I believe these are viewer friendly… As I said in an earlier blog post, I have been surprised at how well people relate to these based […]

With my new abstract painting, I have burst through a door in my being waiting to be opened perhaps.   “Red Darling” 1810 “Imagine the time the particle you are Returns where it came from. The family darling comes home. Wine, without being contained in cups, is handed around. A red glint appears in a granite […]

I am happy to say I’ve successfully mounted a dozen new abstract sumi-e artworks. This took awhile to remember all the delicate little techniques and possible disasters, of which I had at least three! “We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And […]

I want to share a few of the new sumi-e I am working on. For such simple pieces, it takes a surprising amount of time to prepare for presentation…

You are looking at the finished painting of Bridget, the Beloved patron saint of Ireland and Kildare, in my studio. I had details of her in my last blog post and she is now finished.

Bridget, the Beloved Saint of Ireland and Irish people everywhere, is the subject of my latest painting.

St. Bridget is a hallowed and much beloved household figure in Ireland and Celtic lore. As my sketch indicates, I will paint her as one of my series of three tall Women. My version of Bridget is a bit unusual as it flows from my own genre. Here Bridget is wearing overalls instead of the […]

Women have been the primary subject of my paintings for the past several years. This painting, I’m happy to share, has also just sold from my recent art show. 

A number of budding Collectors of Art are in my life. My art show brought this to my attention, and the Collector of Art, I realized, is a rare bird. Naturally I had to go to

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