Monument Valley

2 hours away from the ever popular Horseshoe Bend is Monument Valley. I didn’t think this national park would be the highlight of our road trip, but it made the biggest impact on me. I’m sure everyone who’s grown up in the US has seen this image somewhere. I just never knew what it was…

Death Valley

The US has some amazing national parks; Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Redwood to name a few known ones. I’ve always heard of Death Valley, but I never thought of going there, simply because while the name sounds like mysterious running down the back, the prospect of seeing a land of “dead” in my mind wouldn’t entertain…

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

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…