May 29, 2012

May 27, 2012


Keep me in the green cusp of earth
Handmade paper and acrylic.

May 25, 2012

Each Color

All of it, each color, note, breath, caress: there is no why behind the song of a bird.
Pencil, watercolor, acrylic, ink and gouache on paper, first layer below:

May 23, 2012

Things I didn't Know how to Say

Pencil, acrylic and ink on paper.

May 21, 2012

May 19, 2012


Watercolor and charcoal on tracing paper.

May 17, 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog

If I waited eight more days it would be exactly a year since my last blog post. I had, at one point, made an official decision not to blog because it took time away from actually making art, but I was so busy making art that I didn't have time to end the blog in an official way. Now I have the opportunity to continue on as though nothing ever happened. To be honest, I don't miss the blogging part that much. I'm just so enamored with all my sketch books, experiments and under-paintings I thought it would be fun to continue posting them.

It's been a good year; I spent a lot of time sketching trees, making experiments that went nowhere and ruining promising paintings. (The above painting has since been ruined, below is a detail from an even earlier stage.) I even submitted work to a group show about poetry and calligraphy. I didn't get in, but they were looking for calligraphers. I haven't done anything resembling calligraphy in quite a while, I just couldn't resist the poetry theme! I'm glad I gave it a go, it feels good to take a risk and get over the fear of the amorphous cloud of judgement that keeps me from trying new things.

I think my most interesting piece from the last year is the illustrated book I made last Christmas for my family, I posted it on The Weight of a Crow if you want to check it out.