February, 2017 – 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.
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.
Mar 2017 –
Feb 2017- A new series of gestural paintings started to come together in my studio this month. Using a bullfighting motif, these paintings are all loosely executed with a shared palette across all the canvases.
Mar 2016 – Here is a look at some of my recent work in progress with some snapshots taken in my studio. There are nine oil paintings in various stages, along with ten charcoal/pencil and acrylic wash drawings that will soon be supplemented by about five more drawings. Continue reading
Feb 2016- Needing more room to create new bodies of work and all the side projects that go along with it, I moved into a great studio space tucked into the middle of Kansas City’s Arts Asylum. With a show looming on the horizon and plans to put together at least a couple of group shows throughout the year, I needed the extra space to concentrate my efforts.
Feb 2015 – I’ve been working on some oil studies in the studio lately. It’s been a fun way to get some work done in the studio while I conjure up some themes and imagery for my next series of original works.
I chose a couple of Jack Levine paintings for my oil studies, concentrating on color, paint application and learning from one of my favorite painters of all time. Jack Levine was a supremely talented painter who grew up in Boston and was classically trained, adoring the works of Velasquez and Titian. He was collected by the Met in New York and his career of figurative satirical works was soon derailed by the rise of abstract expressionism.