July ’22 Studio Update

July ’22 Studio Update

There’s no better feeling as an artist to feel like you’re in control of your own work. It may sound weird to non-artists, but there’s a high percentage of the time in studio when you’re holding on for dear life. All you can do is to let things take you where they go. All one…

June ’22 Studio Update

June ’22 Studio Update

One of the things I teach in my drawing classes is not to trust your brain. You have to learn to let your eyes and hand communicate to each other. Human brains are wired to identify patterns, rely on prior knowledge and make snap decisions in milliseconds. These are survival lessons taught over thousands of…

May ’22 Studio Update

May ’22 Studio Update

Stuck between looking back and looking ahead is the worst place to be. Flannery O’Conner’s Wise Blood got it right. “Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it.”

December ’21 Studio Update

December ’21 Studio Update

It’s kind of fitting filling the last pages of my sketchbook comes as the last days of the year are upon us. I’ve been working on some quick ink sketches, still modeling compositions and themes using values and boat imagery. With my sketchbook and mind full, January should be a productive month.