Six Panel with Lapis Lazuli

Back to canvass and experimentation with texture. I grounded up my Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan into a fine powder. Then I composed a non objective design onto six canvasses. I used clear stand oil and saturated the work, and spread the Lapis across the surface.
The images randomly appeared with a slightly raised texture. Completely free from the use of a brush the powder collected in abstract forms of soft unhindered clumps. I enjoyed watching the powder melt into the pigment. The almost eerie faces appeared as if the painting was looking back at me.

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Sail Panes

Sailing has been a part of my family for generations. I wanted to honor my mom and her sister with this ten panel window. It features the sail boat they used to race while growing up on Geneva Lake. I worked towards a repetitive effect with each panel depicting subtle differences and a few drastic color schemes.

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VA Addition

A new home for the large canvas.
The fine folks at the Milwaukee Veterans Hospital welcomed one of my canvasses to aid in healing through art as an addition to the group therapy room. I am honored to have my work inspire other veterans as we learn to cope with the conflicts that remain within and learn how to heal in this ever changing world. Peace surrounds the painting as colors swirl in soothing tones and textures.
Peace to all on this somber Veterans Day weekend.

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Guitar

Old ideas with new faces

I wanted to warm up tonight with a guitar that had been sitting around awaiting a face lift. I’ll stop here and see where to go next.

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