Long Road

Sometimes it’s a joy just to work on a small scale canvas or paper, just to put something down, to clear the air, let whatever’s pent up just go through the fingers. Long roads, but thankfully not lone roads, not all the time at least. 8″ x 8″; acrylic on canvas

Milton Avery

Regardless of whether you’ve heard of Milton Avery or not, his work will speak for him. His figures and his colors, so simple but of so much expression. Simplicity is something I’ve always struggled with, and I enviously admire those who bath in it with a glass of champagne on the side.  

Bold Symphonies – Arvind Kolapkar

Sometimes I’m guilty of forgetting that art is such a diverse and endless landscape, and I get stuck trotting on well known grounds and never leave. It’s works from artists such as Arvind Kolapkar that snaps me out of that daze and plays me a different note, and I become amazed at how personal his…

The Free Figure – Milt Kobayashi

There’s always an attraction to the loose, free flowing figure without bounds. Milt Kobayashi for the day with his muted, yet somehow saturated palettes and expressive studies of the human form.

The Vegas Trap

Jumbled thoughts and feelings about my time here…  

MAKE MONEY, NOT ART

I read that once on a wall, somewhere behind a cafe for hipsters. Is it true? Recently, there’s been a post on the blog irevuo regarding marketing and art that led me to think more about this topic. It’s definitely something to ponder about. As children, we are taught to draw, encourage to draw for drawing’s…

Mixed Textures – Kathy Miller

Texture combinations are fascinating. Somehow pieces seem to be more relatable to me when there’s a 3d element to them, if only in the sense that these materials are tangible and exist in a world I know of. I’ve decided to start capturing color palettes of these artists I put up. Good color themes are…

Down the Tunnel of Inspiration

If you’re anything like me, you find it immensely satisfying when you see works of creativity that appeals to you. It sets off an admiration that bubbles up uncontrollably that I find no trouble giving. I remember flipping through picture books as a kid (my dad had an eclectic collection of random art books and…

Gordon Hopkins

As you can see, it’s always been the colors for me.

Streams of Consciousness

Tangled Space – Steam of consciousness drawings I’ve been sort of exploring this idea of drawing whatever comes to my hand, my mind at one particular moment and not letting myself plan to draw. Recently I’ve come to question why people stop doodling and start “drawing”, because what drawing meant for a kid is straight…

Diebenkorn

Ever since I moved back to the West Coast of America, I’ve been paying more attention to the field of colors here, and I’m starting to recognize the combinations in paintings by below: Diebenkorn, and Daughters, etc as well as in real life. For me, it almost gives off this smell of dry air and a feeling…

Sound and Fury – Per Kirkeby

It’s fair to say, of the contemporary artists I’ve been soaking in recently, Per Kirkeby‘s art struck a chord that I thought only I knew the sound of. Contemporary art is a tricky thing for me. For a long time I couldn’t understand it. I honestly can’t say I do even now, or if my…