Monday, February 29, 2016

Scaffold Drawings

Every night the scaffold makes new drawings on the kitchen walls and ceiling.

Scaffold drawing 1, 2016

Scaffold drawing, 3 2016

Scaffold drawing 2, 2016

Scaffold drawing 4, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Paris / The Drawing Collective

I am happy to participate with some drawings in the first exhibition of the Drawing Collective - taking place in Paris from March 23 until March 26 2016.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Beautiful Tools

I have been admiring the tools that are being used to tape and seal the gyproc, all the prep work before the paint; Jim Dine's extraordinary drawings of tools came to mind.

A line up of trowels, 2016
A river stone cut in half and used to polish, and a porcelain stone, that also fits the hand and is also used to polish, 2016

Untitled (C-Clamp) from Untitled Tool Series, © Jim Dine, 1973.

Untitled (Five-bladed-Saw) from Untitled Tool Series, © Jim Dine, 1973.

Untitled (Oil-Can) from Untitled Tool Series, © Jim Dine, 1973.

Friday, February 19, 2016


I love the marks that the team are making as they repair the gyproc. so beautiful and subtle. Years ago I made a book "Why I Paint" [link here] using the photos I had taken of a friends renovation; all sorts of marks, repairing the broken and damaged walls and soon lost beneath a coat of paint.

Trowel, 2016

Plaster, gyproc, 2016

2. Plaster and gyproc, 2016

3. Plaster and gyproc, 2016

4. Plaster and gyproc, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Studio Walls

Last summer I discovered something about how I worked that was surprising to me. I realized that I had become hesitant to post work in progress; that this was a private time and I needed to listen to what was happening with out any distraction. Work was taking form and language and I wanted to respect this inchoate and vulnerable space; now it feels fine to show the studio walls full of work that isn't finished but is indicating its direction.

Studio wall, facing west, Feb 2016

Studio wall, facing east, Feb 2016

Studio wall, from above and facing west, Feb 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

When I got up this morning it was -32 C., it's up to -28 C. clear and bright and frigid. So to warm us all, here is "Red Heart". Happy Valentines Day!

Red Heart, encaustic on digital print, 24 x 24 in.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Will's Trailer

It sits in the driveway gathering the bits and pieces of the discarded from the old house; it is a thing of great beauty. I have been trying to paint this color for days, maybe these photos will help.

Will's trailer 3, 2016

Will's trailer. 2016

Will's trailer 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Found Blue

I put the phone down the other day and as I picked it up this is what I found. One can never have too much blue.

Blue 1, 2016

Blue 2, 2016

Blue 3, 2016