a symbol of all that mattered…

Sometimes I feel like I’m in a whirlwind. The only time I really feel calm and centered is when I’m painting or drawing. The sensations and experiences you have in life get transmuted into one image. Just one. A symbol of all that mattered to you at that point in time. A calm center within…

Pine Cone Splash: new watercolor

I love the rough delicacy of pine cones but not under your feet! At the moment the weather’s getting warmer. Perhaps bare feet are in order? But be careful as those tough, woody pine cones litter the ground everywhere.  But for their purpose they are truly delicate. The way those hard cones open when they…

Just finished ‘A promise’ landscape watercolor

Finished this watercolor yesterday. It’s inspired by an island in Stockholm called Djurgården, which was the old royal hunting grounds. Now, it’s the big tourist island in Stockholm as the zoo and lots of museums and cafes are there. Though with all that, it’s mainly open woodland surrounded by water, and you really feel like…

New ways of selling Art with a capital A

Here’s an interesting article about the pro’s and cons of Amazon’s new artstore which opened in August.  The Work of Art in the Age of Amazon : The New Yorker. It’s really just another avenue to sell art for the galleries participating in the main. So it hardly undermines them which has been suggested by a…

New Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando, Florida

There’s a new call for artists for the new Twitter Art Exhibit in Orlando, Florida for 2014. Anyone who’s on twitter can contribute a postcard sized art piece on any theme. (I wrote about the earlier one here.) This year at the Los Angeles event I sold my postcard entry which was great. Basically the…

Abstract Energy Paintings

I’ve been feeling a compulsion to do these abstract paintings the last few months. I don’t know if it’s planetary influences influencing my imagination or my collection of crystals that sit in my studio or something else.  But I love to work in gouache on paper so it’s pure joy regardless (more about gouache here)….