Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dried Roses by John Kelley

They were sitting on my air conditioner and struck me as rather poetic. This is cropped from a 9 x 11 oil on Panel.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Figure Studies

I had never really thought about putting figures into my landscape paintings until this summer.  Since it is new territory for me, I have been painting from videos and going out and drawing figures in public to prepare myself for the task.  The process is enjoyable and many things have already been learned. Here is a little sample.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


"Cheap is the last refuge for the marketer who can't figure out how to be better."  - Seth Godin

For the artist this is the foulest of temptations.  When times are tough we might start looking for ways to sell more art by producing it fast and selling it as cheap. Bad idea. We are after something that is truly impossible to define and cheap disrupts the journey. Nothing about the sacrifices needed to create a poetic piece of art comes without labor and cost. Check out Godin's full post.