Like Your Life Depends on It
“In that one and a half hours a day that you have to create, you better be caffeinated and motivated. …
Most people don't understand what it's like to really go for something and to know that the consequences of not doing that are horrific.”
Big Magic & Creativity
I’m a big believer that if you’re getting to do this beautiful thing and spend your time how you want to, you should try to enjoy as much of it as possible. So now, instead of dreading this part of the painting, I look at it as a fun exploration.
My Technique for Monochromatic Figures
After I explained the story behind “Keep On” at EAST studio tours, someone said it sounded much like Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic. …
“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner— continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you— is a fine art, in and of itself.”
The Beginning of Skyscapes
These are all oil on canvas and I create them in a single sitting and I love the freshness and decisiveness this requires.
They’re painted in reverse as a think layer of paint is applied first
I’ll let you in on a little secrete. Well, I guess it’s not a secrete now that it’s on my website. I never cared much for landscape paintings. I’ve always loved the beauty in nature but as a painting, I thought they were not my style. Little did I know.
The Texas Tears series focuses on environmental extremes. The series showcases nature’s beauty, contemplates its danger, and considers its future.