Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Valley of the Wiggle — mixed media photo collage on board, 12”x9”
Five years ago, in the middle of the 2011 Project, I created this photo collage titled Beach Day. It instantly was one of my favorites of the 365 pieces done back in 2011. That piece was a key to my latest project, Time Travel Photos.
The latest work for the series is of a valley that became the Lower Haight. Where I have lived for over 25 years. I have seen a lot of changes over time and at some point in the future may even do a series based on the changes I have witnessed in my neighborhood.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Five years ago I created a 4"x4" piece of art each day for all 365 days of the year. I just came across the work of Karen Savage Blue. She painted an entire oil painting each day for a year! Each one of the Minnesota landscape. The body of work is impressive. You can see a brief video of her work here. I highly recommend checking it out. There is an additional article about her project here.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Earlier this winter friends and I enjoyed a hike in Marin County’s Tennessee Valley. That day it rained on and off but we managed to stay fairly dry. Yesterday was a day of late season rains that kept me in the house. The results are a series of 16 4”x4” paintings based on that afternoon on the trail. I deliberately forced myself to work quickly. Any painter knows the trap of going too far and overworking a painting. It’s frustrating when you get a work done and then keep going and, well, ruin it.