Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Little Brown Jug 8x10

After almost a month of computer problems and NO blogging, I feel like a first-timer again. I didn't realize that I am hopelessly hooked. Little Brown Jug is a study I worked up using a photo. I am trying to speed up and produce more, which means I am using smaller canvas. Although small (8x10) I  like  the reflected light in this painting. The notion may strike me to do a larger one; who knows?

1 comment:

  1. I love the way you express yourself and share thoughts about your work. You are a gifted artist and writer!