Monthly Archives: July 2015

Have Fun! Having fun…

Is joy the same thing as having fun? Can a laugh be an expression of sadness? Or seriousness? Well, I am making a series of paintings that will all be of the same image, but in different colors and expressions. I have made three so far. This is the most recent one.

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Having fun with broad brush strokes

Practise, practise, practise… paint, paint, paint… the more I learn, the less I know. Testing new ideas, new brush strokes so to speak.

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Also working on a commission, letting the paint take over…

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Completed commission!

I consider the two paintings to be completed. Titles need to be confirmed, but I am suggesting Buddies in Mischief and Morris the Cat. Both paintings are 100 x 80 cm.

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Pieces on Cedar

A picture of five pieces I made in the early summer in Santa Fe. Some of them are available at Evoke Contemporary. Oil on Cedar.

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Ooops!!

Letting chance be part of the process. Having fun.

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Sneaky Emerson

The name of the cat is Emerson. Curious, sneaky, unpredictable… a cat. Have to let him dry a couple of days and then do some final corrections on his head. The green background kept sliding downward during the night.

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Not too bad for a start

Finally I stopped avoiding the second painting in my commission. Now I have a start that almost worked too well. I like the rough image, it is almost a shame to do too much more. If I decide to leave it as it is, I really have to do it and not fiddle around and ruin this rough style. I still have to paint the cat and the bottle… Same size, 100 x 80 cm.

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Morris the Cat

Now I will leave this painting and start on the other. Whiskers and a fake mouse…

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