Reflecting, the edition

Reflecting, first three of the edition © 2014 . All rights reserved.

Here is a look at the edition so far. Three bronze castings each in a different patina, one in a warm black, one silver (sold), and one in copper & iron brown. The edition is limited to 30 or fewer, it depends on low the mold … Continue reading

Reflecting, artist’s proof

Reflecting, limited edition bronze, 10 x 5 x 3 inches, 2012 © 2013 . All rights reserved.

The first bronze casting of Reflecting is here. Awarded 3rd place for sculpture in the Reflections 2012 show at the Rowayton Arts Center. The edition will be limited to 30 at the most, that’s if the mold lasts that long. It’s been a tremendous challenge, first … Continue reading

Hiding, Revealing

Black Stream, encaustic on pine, 5.5 x 5.25 inches, 2006 © 2011 . All rights reserved.

These paintings are created by layering and scraping back the encaustic medium and paints. I often start with gestural mark making. These marks get hidden, modified, revealed – sometimes because they seem too revealing, more often because they spark  other … Continue reading

Imaginary Places

The Conflation of Mars, Detail © 2011 . All rights reserved.

This work has taken a turn toward landscape, or is it sea or space, still in a mythic time and place. I’ve started shaping the canvas to emphasize an artificial perspective. This is a case of a circular development, with … Continue reading

The Fortunes

Fortune No.60 (pilgramage), digital image, 2009 © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Point-of-view is everything. Three views of an assemblage (now destroyed) created from the detritus of my painting process. The photos reveal what was not planned or seen as I fitted it all together. Like reading tea leaves, figures and animals … Continue reading

Creation Stories

Creation Story No. 51, encaustic on board, 14 x 11.25 inches, 2009 © 2011 . All rights reserved.

What defines this series for me is that the viewer is given an open ended image rich with possible interpretations, and more than a few bits of stuff that might look like emerging creatures or some cosmological event. This creates … Continue reading

Pastel Drawings

Untitled No. 29, pastel on paper, 5 x 7 inches, 2009 © 2011 . All rights reserved.

This collection of pastel drawings are among the most intimate works I’ve done. Done in a very introspective way, channeling my emotional state in the moment I did them.

What are encaustics?

Encaustic (hot wax) paints in my studio. © 2011 . All rights reserved.

Encaustic painting (hot wax painting) is one of the oldest known painting techniques. The simplest hot wax painting is a combination of beeswax and pigment, melted and applied with a pallet knife or brush. There are often additions of Damar … Continue reading