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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Restaurant Entrance 16x20

I suppose his painting would have to be termed "mixed media," for I used water putty as a base for the wall in the painting's foreground. The wall was given a lot of texture which made the surface look more like a plastered wall. Not for every painting, but I've used this technique on two which have turned out nicely. The worst thing that can happen when one tries something new is a flop. It's not like THAT hasn't happened before.

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