Category Archives: In the Studio

Moving Towards Completion

How do I move thru a painting towards completion?

While studying the piece, I ask questions…in no particular order:

— What is the story here?

  • — A coming storm?
  • — An inhale / exhale?
  • — A conflict, a resolution?
  • — Momentum?
  • — A sigh of relaxation?

— Are the lights and darks holding their own, carrying the story?

— What did I see this morning in the sky on the way to swimming?

These questions help me see strengths and areas I need to work on more. 

And then the paintings will fully express it’s story.



Also posted in In Progress, Inspiration, Landscapes, Oil Paintings

Today’s Studio Shots

In the Studio Today — In Progress

Also posted in Landscapes

In the Studio

Starting a new painting today — inspired by the beach at low tide in Ogunquit, Maine.

In The Studio Today

Oil painting today from pics I took in Ogunquit, Maine last summer.

Also posted in Oil Paintings