March 16, 2021

It’s unusual for me to limit myself to one color when working. But it does happen from time to time. Here’s a recent painting inspired by countless trips through Colorado in the fall, when the aspens are eye-poppingly yellow. If you’ve been to that part of the world at that time of year, I’ll bet you, like me, have the scene indelibly etched into your visual memory!

Honestly, the experience is anything BUT mellow.

No other color required.

“I’m just mad about saffron

Saffron’s mad about me”

~ Donovan

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March 9, 2021

Here’s the first iteration of what has become a motif for me recently. It began as an experimentation in mark making. Inspired by Damien Hirst’s recent cherry tree paintings, I decided to try a similar approach to paint application but with a decidedly different approach to color composition. This, and each of the paintings in this series, relies on a complementary color relationship to create a dynamic and tensional statement.

Orange against blue, yellow-orange against blue-violet, yellow-green against red-violet, and in this case green against red. Profound? Not really. But it doesn’t take a lot to keep engaged with color! It is my obsession.

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Updated: Mar 3

March 2, 2021

Here’s the winter issue of Go Local, our very own, very cool quarterly local periodical! And in case you’re wondering (of course you are) that IS yours truly decked out in all white on the cover.

Kudos to Katie Cantrell and Mandy Mohler for their exceptional work. Those two did a great job with the writing and photography respectively. Loads of talent from the entire Go Local crew.

Check out the article online and you’ll learn much more than you ever thought you needed to know about this soon to be even more notorious painter!

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