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.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Little Brown Jug 8x10 $60.00

Pottery of any kind is always a favorite in stilllife paintings. The varied colors and surface textures provide an ongoing experience in the painter's craft. This small painting is big on impact with the reflection in the shiny brown surface of the brown jug and the stark contrast between the colors of the objects. Of the studies that I still have on hand, this is one of my favorites.

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