No new images this month from the studio, as a lot of weird, wayward progress is slowly being made on my new work. Instead, I’ll leave you with some insight into the thoughts, worries, indecision and desires of where exactly I want my work to head.
June, 2018 – As I’m trying to find the balance between new oil paintings and writing in studio, things are starting to hit exciting points in both areas! This summer has been laying the groundwork for the next 6-24 months of work for me. Sometimes in studio, things take turns you don’t expect.
Sometimes strange side projects (especially writing projects) take on a life of their own and become the main focus. These projects shuffle their way to center stage and keep the other ideas simmering in the background for a little bit. These side projects help reinvigorate me, and allows me reevaluate the main focus of my work. The result is usually a more focused, better and refreshed way of doing things.
March, 2018- Monoprints and new paintings make up the bulk of the work in the studio this month. Another fast paced month snuck by with a lot of work being produced that will set me up for a very busy summer! I’ve got a number of paintings in mind that I would like to finish by August for a few shows in Kansas City this fall, and all that work has to begin with a single painting, so I started three and kept sketching and working on new ideas as well.
February, 2018 – I spent the first half of the month finishing up a bunch of work for my show at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas. The show opens on Final Friday on February 23rd. You can take a look at all the information about ‘Bulls On Parade‘ here, and continue reading to see what I’ve been up to in studio.
January 2018- It’s a busy start to the New Year! Rodeo clowns take center stage! With a show looming closely on the horizon at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas in February, I’m scrambling to finish up the entire concept of paintings and drawings that will make up the show. Continue reading →
June 2017- My River Market Painting Studio is fully operational! I do have plans to build some additional easels to help out on some larger paintings I’m planning on working on soon, but it’s loaded with all the materials, tools, and books I need to produce a whole new body of work.