This acrylic piece is a little over 3'x 4' so it is one of the larger works I have created lately. I wanted to do an abstract look and feel using corn and sky as visual patterns. As usual I continued to develop the idea and this painting of someone lost in the moment on clear blue October day somewhere in a cornfield is the end result. There is something else though in this image that a true "Hawkeye" will find.
Recent book cover that I am working on. This is a first rough so type placement and art have yet to be finished but it has been a while since I have had the opportunity to do some art for a publisher. Fun project for creative ideas.
A beautiful ending to a summer day watching the earth slow down while you sip it all in including the last bit of coffee from your thermos. There is nothing in the world as magical as watching a sunset on the farm. Colors and sounds seem to swallow you up in their beauty. This 34"x34" acrylic painting is part of the "Farm Series" of images and is now for sale.
This new piece includes a young man deep in thought an iconic 1964 Chevy Impala. If you grew up in a small town hitting the gravels is a term you know well. In this painting I was trying to capture a summer day and a young man contemplating outside of his car. Notice the trunk is ajar and the road ahead of him is straight and clear with blue skies overhead. I leave it up to the viewer to add up the clues on what is being represented here in this image. I love 64 Chevy Impalas.
Summer is on its way and this piece is all bout a good book and getting away. I think everyone can get lost in a good book under a tree with just the right amount of sun and shade with a comfortable carpet of summer grass to cushion the ground. How good is that. This 50"x28" acrylic painting will be part of the farm series.
A new piece of art that started out as part of a series that I have done over the years on American Indians living in the upper Midwest in the late 1860's. Nice change of pace for me but it still combines a lot of similar visuals as my farm series of work. Much smaller work also, this original acrylic measures roughly 7x8".
This painting featuring Jimi Hendrix and two of his quotes is one of the larger acrylic paintings I have ever created. It stands over 6' tall by 36" wide. This is part of the new series I am creating of Rock and Roll legends. The first was John Lennon previously posted here. For me the line "Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky" fits the transcendental nature of Jimi's music and if you look at this painting you almost know the note and the song that this visual I created captures. I look forward to creating more of this series when time allows.
The fondest memories most people have are not always about the “big event” but the normal everyday experiences that lead up to it. As an artist my intent is to visually capture a memory and convey it. A walk, a place, a person a workplace, a gift, a meal, all little things but they are part of every ones personal life mosaic.
Each piece I produce incorporates a unique story behind its creation and each story is connected to other stories waiting to be shared and painted. That is why a lot of my work involves a series of pieces that are connected. As they are produced they unfold to tell a bigger story.
These stories are the very essence of what I paint and they continue to drive me to want to paint art that connects emotionally.
To have an impact the piece should evoke a memory, an emotion something to be lived over every time you view the art. If my work can do this than I know it is a success and a meaningful piece.