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, December 7, 2014

Nativity 8x10 $60.00

With this piece, I tried a different approach which involves Z-gel as a finish. After painting a simple nativity with as few details as possible, I applied a layer of coating, which after drying, gives the appearance of antique crackling. My hopes were this scene would have the appearance of a stained glass window scene. --not quite there, but I do like the simplicity of this familiar Christmas scene. I like the texture which is formed,
 not apparent with a photo.

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