The Forest

The Forest

I was attending a funeral and a friend of mine came up to me and asked me if I think I could paint this pic he had on his phone. He has a place up north and on one of his trips out into the woods he found himself lying on forest floor looking up at the trees. The calmest he felt looking up at the trees was something he wanted to capture. This piece took a long time to paint because I kept messing up the layout of the trees and to cover black paint, with white, was daunting. Many times I had to paint and repaint areas. Many people, when seeing this painting, have told me it reminds them of a Rorschach test.

I just see trees.

Swimming With The Sharks

Swimming With The Sharks

This piece was created during the time when I was establishing the business side of my art journey.

Dealing with attorneys, web developers, accountants, copyrights, designers and so on.

It truly was an eye opening experience of what I didn’t know about the business side of art.

Movie Star

Movie Star

This was one of my four paintings where I specifically painted portraits for a Gallery showing. The theme for this call for art was Portraits.

This was one of my first times entering into a Gallery showcase. I’m very fascinated by how woman “get ready” to go out and how they can look beautiful in any setting. The glasses seal the deal on how I imagine a movie star preps for the camera or just a night out.

Keys To The Soul

Keys To The Soul

I remember watching a video of a man playing the piano and how he was totally involved in what he was playing. No music sheets for reference, just him and his passion for what he was playing.

He was totally immersed in the music he was creating…he was baring his soul. After his performance he was totally exhausted…leaving everything out there for his audience.

The Fruits Of One’s Labor

The Fruits Of One’s Labor

Fruit and music…how do you incorporate the two?

Derivative art.

Many times I’m amazed on how quick someone can look at something and move on from it.

At times its seems like the viewer doesn’t understand, just how long, someone took to master their craft. They don’t see the countless hours, the preparation, the mistakes after mistakes, just to get something so precise. The blood, sweat and tears that goes into a finished piece of work. This piece goes out to all of us who do.