Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Windshield shot.....

in Oklahoma this spring.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another from the Susquehanna River series

Island in Late Afternoon. 40 x 32 inches, oil on linen.

Another from the series of the Susquehanna, a river I travel along so often. The energetic surface quality of the painting reflect a lot of what I learned working on the really large canvases  for the Artifact show. I aim to have the expressionist feel of the paint convey the texture of the environment.

I've begun work on a series of the Deschutes River, on the other side of the country in my home state of Oregon. Every time I get comfortable thinking I know something about what I am doing, I find I'm full of...... how 'bout we say new ideas about directions and meaning. OK, crap. My dear, sweet wonderful wife found out this weekend when an off-hand question opened the door to the level of frustration  I am feeling over a new piece. More next time.

Suffice to say, I am very lucky she loves me.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Yeah, I've been......

sluggish lately..... well, with all things internet-ish. Blog, website.

I've been going like a mad-man in other aspects of life. Five shows into the season, 15 paintings have found new homes..... and I've been doing a fair amount of fly tying this spring too. What's fly tying got to do with painting, you say? Nothing- I was trying to segue away from the lame slug joke, and homage to my pop, RF Harrington, and his sense of humor.

The slug? Seen walking around the Oklahoma City Art Festival earlier this spring. More posts to come. I'm perking.