Lush

Acrylic on panel, 6″x6″

Lush

Acrylic on panel, 6”x6”

This reminds me of my earliest years in Honduras. We didn’t live in the jungle of course, but the whole environment was just — well, lush. 

Refining the Technique

I did a bit of this in the last piece, “Moonshine” but it’s much clearer here. That is smaller dots within the larger dots. Also tiny dots between the larger ones. I really like the extra texture this can add. Also, it looks kind of like living cells, which is part of what I’m trying to show in these paintings. That is, that everything that exists is made up of not cells exactly, but little packets of energy. 

These energy bits may not fit the technical definition of life, but they sure do seem to have a life of some kind. Mind you, my own take is that everything has some sort of life and some sort of consciousness, albeit very very different from anything we might recognize from our own frame of reference.

I also did something completely different, in that up until this piece, I’ve been using background colors that are a darker version of the main color of the dots in that particular area. Then I paint a heavy black outline around each area of color before painting the dots. 

For this painting, I painted the entire surface black, and drew the composition directly on the black background, so no heavy black outlines as I’ve been using. I’m not sure if I want to keep doing this, but I think it worked in this piece.

This small artwork is available for just $96.00, ready to hang with attached paracord and sides attractively painted black. Or you can frame it if you prefer. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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Moonshine

Acrylic on panel, 6″x6″

Moonshine is more subtle than sunshine, gentler, romantic and whisper quiet. And just look how it caresses the trees. Lucky trees.

I’ve actually been painting, but haven’t posted in a while because three of the last paintings taught me that they didn’t work with this pointillist technique.

As I experiment more with the dotting style, I’m learning more not just about the technique itself, but also what kind of drawing and imagery works best with it.

Most of my career as an artist has been as a cartoonist or humorous illustrator, so I am very comfortable with a cartoony style. But I don’t want a childish look for these, which the last three were. For instance, Keith Haring’s work was definitely on the cartoony side, but not childish.

I think what I’m really trying to achieve is a blend of a cartoony happy vibe with a bit of a mysterious (and ultimately unknowable) metaphysical undercurrent, or subtext.


This small artwork is available for just $96.00, ready to hang with attached paracord and sides attractively painted black. Or you can frame it if you prefer. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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The Departure Of The Yin & Yang Expedition

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, 8″x8″

I’ve always been fascinated with old sailing ships. Specifically, those of the 16th & 17th centuries. I don’t know why, but ever since I was quite small they’ve held some sort of a draw for me. Maybe it was Errol Flynn style pirate movies or something. 

The adventurers Yin & Yang are leaving (at night!) for an expedition to parts unknown. Off to explore. To discover. Onward to Adventure! Oh man, I can literally feel the excitement. 

This small artwork is available for just $128.00, ready to hang with attached paracord and sides attractively painted black. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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Star Featherheart


Acrylic on reclaimed wood, 6”x10″

So is this someone’s name, or is it a metaphor for how life works? These are the sorts of thoughts that keep my mind occupied and happy. But of course, it doesn’t have to mean anything, does it?

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The Pink Road

Acrylic on canvas, 10″x10″

Sometimes it’s just because the colors work together. But if you have some interpretation of this painting that means something to you, I’d really be interested in hearing it!

This small artwork is available for just $160.00. The sides are painted black so you can display it right away, but I recommend framing it. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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The Land Beyond The Clouds

Acrylic on panel, 6″x6″

Finally the clouds part, and there it is. You’re on the other side of the confusion, the uncertainty, and the future looks bright, full of hope and possibilities.

All you have to do is step forward and explore the new landscape that’s waiting for you. But you do have to step forward. 

This small artwork is available for just $96.00, ready to hang with attached paracord. No framing required or desired. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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Spinning Sun

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, 5″x14″

I think sometimes that maybe the sun just can’t help itself from spinning like a pinwheel and radiating out life and light. And in that light all that other life stuff like love and joy. 

You have to respect the sun for its unfathomable power, but I wonder if it has a fun side also. I think it must. 

This small artwork is is available for just $152.00, ready to hang with attached paracord and sides attractively painted black. No framing required or desired. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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The Light That Shines Both Ways

Acrylic on canvas panel, 9″x12″

Both ways: into the future but also into the past. The light of love and forgiveness. Or at least of letting go and moving on. Most importantly, the light of love and forgiveness for one’s self.

Or maybe I’m making too much of it and it’s just a picturesque view by sea?

This small artwork is available for just $168.00, perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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Gilded Leaf In A Green Cage

Acrylic on canvas, 8″x10″

Sometimes I wonder if our well meaning Green movement has become a mental box that we put nature in so that we can think we’re actually doing something good. But in fact we’re just worshipping the idea of nature as long as it’s not too much of a hassle to actually do anything to make things better?

Do you ever wonder the same thing? Especially for us artists with our choices of supplies & mediums…

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In The Heat Of The Suns

Acrylic on canvas, 8″x10″

Like anything else that’s good, too much of a good thing is not. Twice as much sun sounds good in the depths of winter, but don’t be fooled. Just ask the lush tropical forests that we now call the Sahara desert.

By the way, this painting is based on the same basic drawing as my earlier painting, “Pool Party.”  

This small artwork is available for just $144.00, perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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