Blog, New Pictures and Words

This is where I share thoughts and musings about new paintings, work from sketchbooks, and other things related.

The True Light

The True Light

“I said: What about my eyes? He said: Keep them on the road. I said: What about my passion. He said: Keep it burning. I said: What about my heart? He said: Tell me what you hold inside it. I said: Pain and sorrow. He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where...

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Farewell, Summer

Farewell, Summer

I started this painting towards the end of August. It's a vision of summer which is partly based on my experience here in Spain and partly on reverie. It's a daydream, a mythical ideal of the Mediterranean which I sometimes escape into and find refuge and inspiration...

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My Painting Table in Barcelona

My Painting Table in Barcelona

I read somewhere that the ancient Japanese painters would bury their brushes as part of a formal ritual after they had exhausted them. This level of deep respect for the tools and instruments which have dutifully served us in our craft or trade and become a part of...

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Primavera (Flora)

Primavera (Flora)

Often, just before starting a painting, I ask myself: "How would you do this if you knew it were going to be your last? Would you paint this which you are about to paint? And how would you paint it?" If I can answer yes, I would paint this and I would do it in this...

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A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Last summer, my friend Luis A. and I went on a  trip together to Soria, in North-Central Spain. This painting was inspired by that place and by our travels there. Soria, a province situated in the autonomous community of Castile and León,  is known for its majestic...

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The Wanderer, A Woodcut

The Wanderer, A Woodcut

I began this woodcut, my first, in early December. Block cutting, I soon discovered, is completely absorbing and meditative, pure joy. There’s also a negotiation with the wood. I try to do what I want and she says “No, another way” and so it goes. There’s a give and...

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Sketches  and Words

Sketches and Words

[et_pb_row] Diaries are containers for our  impressions and memories. They are tactile and physical, we can touch and hold them.  When I’m painting or drawing, this tactile, feeling sense is as important to me as the sight sense. I’ve been writing in a diary since...

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Revistart Art Magazine, Spain

Revistart Art Magazine, Spain

[et_pb_row][et_pb_row] A calm sea , stars in the distance , the flashings of an old lighthouse. The woman. The dog and the boat. One glimpses an incurable nostalgia for a past time, perhaps better, perhaps non-existent, a painful longing which is revealed by the...

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I am an American painter who lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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