I am eking out more bread paintings. I just have to do it. I wanted to create this body of work and see if I had the discipline to stick with an artistic inquiry suspended over days and weeks. I like the notion of a daily, repetitive act, of painting the same subject or type of subject in a series. I wondered what I could … Continue reading UPDATE— More Bread Paintings
I’ve finished two more pieces in this group I’ve started calling my “Sweets” series. I have another two on the way, making this one of the most cohesive series I’ve yet undertaken. I’m making these paintings for the sheer, delicious pleasure of it. And yet, they are not without great challenges. Take this cream soda can. I crushed it a little bit before I began … Continue reading More **Sweet** Paintings
There isn’t that much to tell, really. I just saw this cupcake in the bakery, took it home, and then took it on a journey through various mediums. First I sketched it: Then I created a linocut. Sidenote: this is my first linocut since I took printmaking in college so long ago. For anyone who doesn’t know, linocut is a printmaking technique related to woodcuts. … Continue reading About a Cupcake
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I’m back this week with a dose of realism. This time, I’m painting delectable baked goods with a high degree of detail. And, by the way, you can check out these paintings in my Etsy shop here and here. I have to confess, I’ve been wanting to paint doughnuts for a while… and cakes, pies, cream puffs, and so on and so forth. I hesitated for … Continue reading This Doughnut Has No Calories. I Promise.
Just a quick update on recent work. For a while now I’ve been wanting to add interesting background elements to my still life works. I had gotten into the habit of separating my objects from all context by showing them on a bare, white ground. This was significant, so I knew if I went back to backgrounds, I had to offer something different. I’ve become … Continue reading More New Work