Painting Moonlight

Night landscapes aren’t as common as daylight ones for obvious reasons. I love them. There is something borderless about paintings of the night sky. Sharp edges tend to destroy the illusion. Silhouettes and shadows meld into one by moonlight. Moonlight on the Bruges Canal by Charles Warren Eaton. A beautiful tonalist work. Lisière de Bois by Jean-Baptiste-CamilleContinue reading “Painting Moonlight”

Art in Asheville – ALLIGOODART

My plan for a while has been to blog about local art I find in Asheville, and not just from white walled exhibitions. There is a lot going on here. Most businesses seem to try to incorporate local art into their decor. Below are some pieces I’ve seen on display at Harvest Records, a local indieContinue reading “Art in Asheville – ALLIGOODART”

Burnished Vignettes – Contemporary Inspiration

Contemporary Art and Inspiration: The works of artists Chrystal Chan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Roberto Ferri, Allison Sommers and Denis Forkas.

They remind me just a bit of looking into a miniature diorama, a view finder, all a scene of a single piece of work or play. They all also seem to share a similar balance of warm and cold golden browns.

Hibernation & Guilty Pleasures

It may be the shorter days but I feel the need to nest and go into art making hibernation. This means having an insatiable need to rearrange my home and make another attempt at putting together a livable and workable studio space. Strangely, it also means making playlists of down-tempo and OTR horror and readingContinue reading “Hibernation & Guilty Pleasures”

The Pursuit of the Original

It’s a weird feeling to see that the work you like to produce fits into a movement or oeuvre or genre or whatever. It’s a weird feeling to have to question yourself why that it is. It’s not that I want to create things that are not a response to the long history of artContinue reading “The Pursuit of the Original”