What is the What

Thank you. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription. Email Subscribe What is it that a painting is? Illusion, replication, metaphor, cry from the heart, social intervention? Recently a comment about one of my pictures got me off on a long ride through such...

Materials & Materiality

Thank you. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription. Email Subscribe I’ve been thinking about materials and how they change the feel of a picture. A watercolor, ideally, has a lightness, an implication of ephemerality in its thereness. Ink can be both...

The Tangs and I

Thank you. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription. Email Subscribe There is a famous scene in John Woo’s Hard Boiled where Chow Yun-Fat rescues a baby and raps to sooth its cries, as shots are fired and bodies drop in the ensuing battle. The quality...

Extremes

Thank you. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription. Email Subscribe Loose or tight-focused, slippery or with edges… individual pictures dictate the hand. Will there be lots of clearly rendered details or will things be loosey-goosey? I don’t...

Small

Thank you. An email will be sent to confirm your subscription. Email Subscribe Sometimes its nice to work small under the illusion of casual and quick.  Occasionally that turns out to be true, but often the actual size of a picture isn’t related to it’s...