Rust

empty steel mills in Johnstown PA

Back in April I I started this industrial landscape. I love the hulking steel monuments of Johnstown, how they loom over the river landscape, shadows of their former fiery presence. This is 20" x 16" acrylic on canvas. First draft: in some ways I still love this the way it is. But I have such …

A New Art Year

This week I’m spending more time on wrangling equipment and processes, instead of getting paint on paper. But, I am scaling up! My latest 12 x 18" paintings feel too small. Assembling this new easel took a whole afternoon! But the result is satisfying. I debated build-your-own vs. purchase, and chose to buy this studio …

Turtle Tale

After success with the “blob painting” technique I wanted to go a step further. The delight of blob painting is what shows up, like images in the clouds. Starting a larger piece on better paper, my initial blobs were without intent, just color and movement. I don’t have a photo of that stage, but you …

SeriousHealth Business

I'm morbidly obese. I've tried every diet and food plan known. Sometimes I'm successful, for a while. I'm unable to walk now, due to degenerating bones in my right knee, and at 63 I'm getting worried about an early departure. So starting today, this blog will chronicle my journey forward into diet, fitness, health, aging, …