Friday, February 28, 2014

Thoughts on artistic pride and self doubt

here are the latest that just got taken down to the Gallery on Greene. the light has been gorgeous the past few weeks and temps are in the 80's. a plein air painters dream. the nerves start up the last week before delivering a huge body of work that hundreds will be scrutinizing soon. the self doubt about your true ability starts to nag at you, because you know the way you see your ability is entirely different from what it really is. just part of the human condition for emotional survival I guess. will I sell?, will I bomb?, why did I make that shape that color, it should have been that color. that little voice that says you suck, advantageously countering our huge ego that says youre pretty amazing and painting the best you ever have. neither are correct and both are correct at the same time. self doubt. the antidote for egotistical pride

 A and B- 24x30

 Conch Cottages-8x10

Facing Down Southard-16x16-0229c

Monday, February 24, 2014

Keys Lavanderia 8x10

one recently completed on Truman St. of this beautiful laundromat in the sun. yes, I said laundromat. like Charles Hawthorne stated, "everything's beautiful in the sunlight"

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paint Energy Book Now Available

I have a new book out called Paint Energy. its chock full of paintings and commentary. to preview the book click below
f you'd like a copy let me know at
the Gallery Greene show paintings are almost all finished. lots of big ones, a new skillset I've picked up.
to hold you over, the above is 16x20 and is a cigar store in key west from last year.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


had a demonstration tonite at the Seam Shoppe in Key West. it was part of the monthly Walk on White art walk. got to see some folks who like my work and showed up to see how I do a painting start to finish. actually got a 12x16 done and handed out lots of business cards. fulltime artists have to constantly be promoting themselves. thanks cindy for the opportunity to do that in your shop tonite!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

$100-Safe Harbor-6x8- 0209c

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got real loose with this one by using a big ragged-out brush. most people throw them away but I get cool effects with them! scissors can extend their life even more if you trim off the hairs that are going sideways.
I like the sense that alots going on in the scene, but if you click on the image you'll see that the "things" are just shapes of color and value.

Workshop Update
don't forget the one day demo/workshop in key west on February 28th. only three seats left! email me to sign up at

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blue Heaven at 11 am-24x30

 Blue Heaven at 11 am-24x30

Caroline Street Afternoon-18x24

just dropped these off at the Gallery on Greene for my upcoming show. having a ball painting these big ones out on the street. I clamp the wet painting to my bicycle basket and go several days in a row at the same time. seem to be accentuating the color more this year than in years past.

The reception will be march 8th from 5-9 at The Gallery on Greene, 600 Greene St. Key West. come check it out if youre in town.