Paintings on the wall, Traveling the landscape.

Until a painting leaves the studio it's fair game for being re-worked. This painting that is horizontally orientated is one that was re-visited a year later and I feel made stronger. 

Traveling the landscape, 2015, oil on canvas, 38"x72"

Traveling the landscape, 2015, oil on canvas, 38"x72"

A large studio might explain my work getting larger over the years. Like living spaces, the more room the more stuff you accumulate? They don't seem large till the time comes to stretch and install, then reality seeps in.  

Large work does excite me. (Sonia Sotomayor just accepted my fb friend request) I love diving in or pondering the first mark it's all scary and exciting at the same time. Luckily my sales to large works ratio is not bad which helps me justify making monsters.

Recently, working small format I've felt the intimate power of that scale. Being able to travel from one end of the paper to the other in seconds and focus on all of it at the same time. Large, small it's all good and I've found one feeds the other.