Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

Behind the Scenes with Coco Montoya

February 4, 2018

Have you ever wondered how the art gets made? Let’s lift up the hood for a second as I introduce you to Coco Montoya. Yes, that’s Coco there. We met through OfferUp, after my old tabouret/storage system ended up leaning like the Tower of Pisa. I knew that perching my palette on a hastily arranged […]

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Home Sweet Home

December 19, 2017

It’s always exciting to see where your creations end up! I just received this photo from a new collector. He told me that the painting greets him and his wife whenever they come home; it’s the first thing they see when they come through the door. For a painting called Domicilio (“home” in Italian), that’s […]

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Arrival!

December 19, 2017

My painting arrived safely, and one day early! Washington state to Brooklyn! I didn’t realize how much I was on pins and needles until now. My understanding is that the drill is charging, and the painting will be hung tomorrow….more anticipation!

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Real Art in Real Places: The Bye & Bye, Portland

December 19, 2017

I absolutely love discovering REAL ART out and about in the world…not poster prints, and not “featured artist” stuff at local bars and coffeehouses, but real art made by a real artist. Something that has been purchased, framed, and is clearly loved. The Bye & Bye in Portland, OR was exciting because they have real […]

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Painting Goats?!

December 16, 2017

Driving along the Long Beach Peninsula in our beautiful state of Washington, I saw the above roadside sign, and had to pull an immediate U-turn. “Painting Goats” raises more questions than it answers. Yes, there really are goats who paint with real art materials on this art studio/working farm. We took a tour with one […]

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In Transit!

December 15, 2017

Crated up and ready to go! Heading for Brooklyn! Thank you, Craters and Freighters!

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Goodbye, Old Friend!

December 12, 2017

I just dropped off a painting, to be packed and shipped to its new home in Brooklyn! First time sending something so big and so far!

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Cullercoats Women

December 6, 2017

My dad, who is fond of writing notes and memos, has recently sent two cards in a row from Winslow Homer’s Cullercoats series. We’re both fans of Homer, so maybe there’s nothing more to it. The theme is officially working women (fisherwomen and washerwomen of this British seaside town). But coupled with a recent public […]

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Power of Art

November 30, 2017

I’ve been thinking about the power of art recently. As in, the real power and energy it contains. This piece, for example, I made with my father-in-law in mind while I was working through some ideas on marriage. The stylized diagram of an engine part or process (it was Greek to me, but he would […]

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Debut – Isolier as Knight

November 19, 2017

This painting is inspired by the character Isolier in the opera Count Ory by Rossini (the recent production by Seattle Opera was called The Wicked Adventures of County Ory). Isolier is what is known as a “trouser role”, meaning that the conventions of opera dictate that the audience is supposed to assume that the character […]

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Debut – Offering

November 19, 2017

This painting is perhaps best seen in person, because of its sculptural quality, and because I’ll encourage you to touch this one! It’s made entirely of found objects, one being the “shelf” which I found on a walk near my house, and the others being pieces of tile flooring, which I found during a swim […]

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Debut at Art Attack

November 19, 2017

This painting made its debut at the last Georgetown Art Attack. Inspired by a story on the tiled floor of the cathedral in Siena which shows Fortuna trying to balance between a shipwreck and a round globe. Yikes.

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Met Faves That Wouldn’t Let Go

November 19, 2017

The standouts for me, the ones I just stood in front of, and stood, and stood. Where crowds come, and you wait it out, and then you can be alone, just you and the painting. Then the crowd again, because everyone feels something special in front of these works; they’re famous for a reason. Is […]

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Met Faves – Paintings

November 19, 2017

OK, now it’s time to get to the meat of it…you know I gravitate toward the paintings. My goal: maximize my time at the Met, my old stomping grounds, just down the street from my apartment, see as much as I could, revisit some old favorites, but also discover something new. As an abstract painter, […]

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Tonight – three never-before-seen paintings!

November 11, 2017

Tonight at Georgetown Art Attack, I’ll be displaying three works that have never been shown before…come by and see for yourself! More to follow…

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