Jul 9, 2009


28" x 27" oils
sold - this painting is now part of Zions Bank's corporate collection and was the featured painting of the 2011 Spring Utah Valley Art Show at the Zions Bank's Financial Center, Provo, UT
I think this painting happened in response to Independence. After painting a white tulip on a fire-red background, I naturally drifted to a strong blue for my next piece. I've also been over-thinking what to paint, and feeling a bit at odds with myself. This cobalt blue, while powerful, is very soothing, so many things played behind the scenes here. I'm not sure which gallery or up-coming show this painting will end up in, but wherever it goes, it'll be wonderful. Sometimes I need to do a painting just to do the painting, with no afterthought to where it will land.
I am in love with this blue-as-heaven color that is SO not ultramarine blue, bleh. Thank goodness for an old tube of Cobalt Blue I had lying around that Schmincke Mussini makes - beautiful paint pigments!!

close-up shots

in progress shots

Jul 3, 2009

Local Fireworks Art Show

If you're looking for something to do tonight, come to Gallery MAR in downtown Park City: 580 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060. I will be doing a live painting demo at 6:30. "Local Fireworks" is an art show that opens tonight at Gallery MAR and there will be many artists in attendance. I will have four new pieces hanging. I look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Independence Day Weekend!