Clear Sailing

Clear Sailing 9x15 oil on wood panel This painting is SOLD This painting was a breakthrough for me. I have had many ideas floating in my head about paint application and this painting was kind of a culmination of a lot of these ideas. Let me explain, 1. The painting's ground was applied in a way to allow me to scratch back into the first paint layers. A lot of the dark lines you see were created by scratching. I actually made many samples on different surfaces with many different products to come up with the perfect ground that is flexible but still allows me to scratch. It is a combination of acrylic exterior flat house paint, gesso, and drywall quickset mudding compound (comes in

My secret ingredient

Want to know my secret ingredient for making a work of art? It's complicated and I am constantly seeking the answer myself but today I had to pony up and answer a similar question to a gallery director. I think I gave a pretty good explanation, let me know what you think. I was asked - "I just wanted to send a quick note to tell you how much I love your painting for Cats vs. Dogs. I loved it from the images you sent, but the surface texture and little carved surprises make it ten times better. Thank you for taking the time to create such a thoughtful piece for the exhibit. We will treasure having it on display here. (And I’ll send photos once we’re finished with the installation!) If

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