Friday, May 27, 2016

new painting - Kai

Kai - oil on board - 5x7"
new painting - Kai, oil on board, 5x7" - posted and available at 
Kai embodies the power and calm of the sea and has the healing energy of green obsidian.

(this painting is sold)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

kells sketch - the whole being, spanning up into all

...another sketch in my book of kells sketchbook - acrylic, and lots of sanding and scraping. The words on the left page are from the text on the book page showing through, which read “the whole being, spanning up into all”. (9x6”)

to see more of my book of kells sketches, click on the Transformation Sketchbook tab.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

There Is No Darkness But Ignorance

Philosopher Meditating by Rembrandt
Posted a new article on
There Is No Darkness But Ignorance
"We all should be developing and acting upon the skills and insights that we're capable of. We should not be allowing ourselves or those around us to become unreflective and complacent with the ignorance that seems to be making a place for itself in our current surroundings."

You can read the article here: ~ There Is No Darkness But Ignorance

"There is no darkness but ignorance."
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Saturday, May 14, 2016

kells sketch - draw the mysterious

acrylic and graphite on book page, 4x6"
Here's another painting sketch from my book of kells sketchbook - acrylic and graphite on book page (4x6"), also with a ton of scratching, scraping, sanding, and scribbling using the handle of the brush. The words in the bottom left corner are from the text on the book page showing through - they read "draw the mysterious".

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

new painting - Lani

new painting - Lani, oil on board, 4x4".  Available at

Lani is a seer who casts her visions into the atmosphere in the form of foretelling weather patterns.

(this painting is sold)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ruya in Spectrum

oil on board, 11x14"
Happy to announce that my painting, Ruya, was selected to be included in Spectrum this year.  Thank you to the jury, and a big thanks again to Darla Wilshire for the commission.
For more info about Spectrum, visit

Saturday, April 2, 2016

new painting inspired by Letters To A Young Poet

oil on board, 12x16"
 New painting inspired by the book Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke for the Dream Covers show (Artists Illustrating Their Favorite Books) at Krab Jab Studio in Seattle, WA.  The show reception is April 9, 2016.  6-9pm.  Visit the Krab Jab website for more info:
Also, you can read a bit more about the show and see all of the artists' paintings in Lauren Panepinto's article on the Muddy Colors blog:
This painting is available through Krab Jab Studio.
oil on board, 12x16"
**update** my painting took 2nd place juried pick in the Dream Covers show, announced on the night of the opening.  A big thanks to the jurors!  The show will be up til May 7th, and if you're in the area, I definitely suggest stopping in to see all the wonderful work.  All the work is also available for viewing and purchase through the KrabJab Studio website.
flier for the Dream Covers show at Krab Jab Studio

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

new painting - Faye

Faye - oil on board, 5x7"
new painting - Faye, oil on board, 5x7"
Available on

Faye dwells among the oaks of Elfin Forest.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Using Unconventional Painting Tools

new Muddy Colors article - Using Unconventional Painting Tools - I share a bit about the different tools I use for mark-making.  Check it out at
click here for the link: Using Unconventional Painting Tools

Thursday, March 3, 2016

new painting - Venus II

new painting (oil on wood, 11x14") for the upcoming Venus show at La Bodega Gallery - an all women's exhibition - the reception is this Saturday March 5th, 5-10pm. The show runs til March 16th. 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA.