two down

well, i have a slew of unfinished paintings still kickin' around the studio but these two are finished.....aren't they?

new landscapes

i'm usually more interested in the shapes i find in figurative work, but the colors this fall were so rich and beautiful. autumn made me into a landscape painter.

irons in the fire

i'm working on six paintings right now. they're all at about the same stage...the stage of unlimited possibilities. i love this stage. i don't want to move. it gets harder from this point on, but also more fascinating. i put down a color and everything changes. connect a shape, blur an edge, follow an instinct....hope for the best.

here is what delacroix said about this reluctance, "finishing a painting demands a heart of steel: everything requires a decision, and i find difficulties where i least expect is at such moments that one fully realizes one's own weaknesses."