Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I was really taken with the light flooding the tops of these two
buildings and how the red building colored the gray one. They shared
an alley on Galveston's wharf side which has a wealth of old industrial

Saturday, April 5, 2014


I'm deliberately practicing to not define too much because I often
still lapse back to spelling everything out. It helps to have a simple
composition and to start out with amorphous shapes. I'm thinking
of choosing a photo reference and drawing it, doing the observation
part in the drawing—working out the composition, lights/darks, then
painting from the b&w sketch, essentially relying on memory or
even making the painting up from imagination. Paintings of mine
that I'm happiest with are the ones that are blocked in, then finished
without the photo reference.