Although I consider oil my primary medium, I occasionally flirt with pastel and watercolor. Although I don’t address the medium with the same intensity as someone like William Dubin, I often times do a piece that strikes a note in me. This is one of those pieces, bold and sketchy.
I’ve uncovered another watercolor, done about 25 years ago, that still seems fresh to me. It’s called Country Road, and was buried in a box with hundreds of other drawings, sketches and mementos. I had not looked at this piece for over 20 years.
I’ll have works in an exhibition of Eastern Washington landscape paintings at the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, in Moses Lake, WA. The exhibition is being organized with the help of the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture. This painting from 1990-1 may be in the exhibition, although I don’t know for sure. It is currently in inventory at the MAC’s Art @ Work program, from which much of the work is being drawn. The Exhibition will include works by several other artists. The exhibition will be up from July 8 through August 5. The Moses Lake Museum and Art Center is located at 228 West Third Avenue Moses Lake, WA 98837. The museum’s summer hours are Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM.
I’ve been working on building a new website. I was inspired by the American-born Italian painter, who was bold enough to create a website with a blog for the homepage. It has become a commonplace for artists to gravitate to blogging software, taking advantage of template driven site design, minimal maintenance overhead, and an easy integration with daily workflow. There are many variants, one of the more prominent being the “Painting a Day” adherents. I enjoy seeing the paintings and reading the insightful comments of artists like and . The aforementioned Marc Dalessio has integrated video and other technologies into his blog, in an effort to explicate the process of painting. Such demystification is a logical extension of the Realist aesthetic. I hope to contribute to that process in the coming weeks, months and years.