Characters

Characters

Characters

People are the most interesting subjects to me. Their movements, individuality and mystery are always a challenge to capture. Many of the characters start out in my sketchbook. From there, they can end up in a painting as solo or in groups.

I think of the people I create as characters on a stage with roles to play. Like actors, they may appear in multiple paintings. In fact, a few have become my buddies that show up regularly to fill in where strategically needed, or just for the fun of it. This group of characters are tied together by their “clean” edges. Other characters with a more “painterly” approach are included in “Abstraction.”ngs.

Rain

Rain

Rain

Rain Dance paintings begin with a thousand layers of transparent watercolor to create the feeling of wet weather, shadows and reflections. Akin to Constructions, they are put together with parts, and do not hold to a normal sense of perspective. The acrylic Rain paintings become moody in a different mysterious way.

Abstractions

Abstractions

Dance

Dance

Stills & Scapes

Stills & Scapes

Stills & Scapes

Still life paintings give me a chance to explore relationships among inanimate objects. They are less demanding than people. In these, it’s the play of shapes and pattern that creates the scene. Partial to curvilinear contours, pears are especially fun to paint for their figurative forms.

Landscapes are not my usual fare, but when in France! Gotta do them! So that’s where most of the landscapes come from. You’ll find them in “Abstractions” too, but disguised.