The Land Grabber’s House ( When is a painting finished)

This photo was taken through instagram with an earlybird filter. I have just always love that filter, to me it looks like an old 70’s polaroid photo. The story behind the land grabber’s house, the man who owned this house fenced in an additional 4 acres which belonged to the state of New Mexico and put a new mobile home on it. He was found out and lost everything. Nice try. When working on the panel below the photo it was to be an abstract. From my poor dwindling memory came land grabber’s house. Some thing just want to be. When do you know that a painting is finished? Best stop before.

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The Harbor

This piece is another shape piece done with oil and cold wax. The Harbor in on panel which is 2 inches in depth. The color has been grayed down to create a subtle feel. When I lived in Carpinteria my close friend Wendy Varnels would take me out sailing from the Santa Barbara Harbor. We would enjoyed each others company and let the captain do all the work. But there were time we would pitch in and help, but mostly just stayed out of his way. Enjoy

The Harbor  36×36 Oil and Cold Wax on Panel.harbor_oilwax_panel2_36x36web

Shapes In Abstract Painting

These are different pieces, shapes in more neutral tones. The image evolves as I construct and deconstruct.  These pieces are oil,wax,and ash on panel. The ash comes from my wood burning stove which I use all winter for heat. Enjoy the work.

First Shape

Abstract In April