Tuesday, September 6, 2011


A couple of days ago, my daughter said, "Why don't you paint while you're on pain pills?  Maybe you wouldn't paint something boring."  Ouch (I'm looking forward to the time when the brutal honesty of teenagers is replaced by a modicum of tact).  I don't want to talk about the reason for the pain pills, because then I'll go into a rant about Mohs surgery, and this is an art blog after all.  Suffice it to say, I hope I like my new nose better than the original.

Anyway, I decided to take my daughter's advice, and try to paint something loose and colorful (but also easy).  Unfortunately, the pain pills were somewhat unimpressive.  Not wanting to disappoint, I decided to see if I could push the color a bit more than I normally would.  I also decided not to obsess, as I normally would (the pain pills actually did help with this aspect).  This is the result of my day on drugs.  I sincerely hope it's not too boring. ;)

14" x 11"
Soft Pastel on Suede Matboard

Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour

I'm participating once again in the annual Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour.  If you're in Washington state the weekend of September 17 & 18, I hope you'll stop by.  My studio will be open to visitors between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. that weekend.  I'll be doing painting demos throughout the day, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and play with materials.  If you're in the mood to pick up some original art, I'll have something for every budget. There will be studio clearing discounted works (seriously, I need some space around here!) as well as my award winning works on display.

There are some excellent artists on the tour this year, so it will be a great way to spend the weekend.  Especially if this amazing weather continues!  For more information, visit the Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour Web Site.