Cotton Candy Dreams

Acrylic on canvas 14×11″

Tekakwitha is awfully good at coming up with titles. I really like this one. 

I think the technique is progressing nicely — I’m pretty happy with this one. I have another, sort of a sister painting to this one, but it’s perched on my easel because it just needs something. I have a vague idea of what, but I’m not ready to commit yet.

Painting — the way I paint at least — is always an example of MLK’s saying (and I know I’m going to misquote him here) “you don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step.” Or something like that.

I almost always get to a point in a painting where I think this is not going well, I’ve ruined it. Then I launch a desperate rescue operation. Which usually works out. Some pieces end up in the pile of shame, but thankfully only a very few. Almost always I can pull it off, and I’m happy with the final result. Like I planned it that way all along. Like with this one. 😏

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First Snow

Acrylic on canvas, 14×11″

Cue the faerie dust! 

It’s amazing how magical these pictures start to look once I sprinkle faerie dust into the paint ✨.

Dots within dots within dots!

Oh, I’m not done with the recycled pieces, I just go back and forth. 

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Land Bridge

11.25″x9″ (approximate measurements – pretty close, anyway) Acrylic on reclaimed scrap wood

Me listening to a podcast and forgetting I had the headphones on when I took the picture.

I’m working with larger sizes and larger drill bits. And therefore more detail in the dots, which I’m really enjoying. The magical ethereal effect is just magnified.

And yes, I’m having as much fun as it looks like!

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Bird’s Eye View Over The Fork

Acrylic on MDF panel 6″x6″ $144.00

Just for a change of scenery, we’re looking down on the landscape in this one. Sometimes you want to be among the trees, but sometimes you need the long view.

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Purple Cloud

11.5″x11.25″ (approximately) Acrylic on reclaimed wood. $288.00

This work is painted on reclaimed wood, so the dimensions are approximate. Also, the sides might not be perfectly straight, but they’re close. I’ve left the edges of this painting unpainted, letting the raw wood show just to keep in the spirit of recycling. I’ve also attached a black paracord and wall bumpers to the back for easy hanging, though of course you’re welcome to have it framed if that’s your preference.

For those of you curious about why I paint this way:

My mother appeared to me outside a window of my house about a dozen years after she passed away. She was standing in gently rolling fields of living, aware flowers of the most unearthly beauty — colors that don’t exist on earth. Many years before that, my experiences with entheogenic substances caused me to perceive the world in a new way. 

And what that has to do with the way I paint is everything.

I can’t reproduce the colors or textures from those experiences, but these Sparks of Joy are as close as I can come. And yes, it’s a very joyful experience when you see the world like this. I don’t mean literally as in “seeing things” but knowing that this is the reality of the way the world is made, that behind and beyond the mundane outward appearances there is a magical substrate: well, the joy that brings me is something I want to share with anyone who chooses to bring my art into their lives.

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Traveling

14.25″ x 5.5″ Acrylic on reclaimed wood, $316 (US shipping included)

The little curved black area at the top right and the thin black line at the bottom are not part of the painting, they’re areas where the wood doesn’t conform neatly to the rigid straight lines of the graphic image. What do you expect? It’s leftover wood from some project or other. I think these imperfections give the artworks an extra bit of character. Plus, I feel good that it didn’t go into a landfill. (You can feel good about it too, if you buy it! 😄)

Of course, I make sure to seal the wood with acrylic medium and multiple coats of acrylic gesso before painting to make sure the art itself is as archival as that painted on any traditional support.

I have no idea if people are going to respond positively to the recycled aspect or not, but it means something to me, so I’m going to keep going with it, as well as continuing to paint on traditional supports like panels and canvas.

So what does the title mean? Does it evoke traveling to you? My wife Tekakwitha came up with the title when I was stumped, and I can totally relate to it. 

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Sunrise Over The Hills

Acrylic on canvas board, 6″x6″ $96 (shipping included)


What do you see first? The sunrise or the fire coming over the hills? the first thing I saw was the fire, but after a while I saw a sunrise.

Maybe it’s both. the destruction of a massive fire followed by the promise of a bright new day. Sound familiar? That could apply to a lot of things in life, couldn’t it?

I deliberately made the colors in the dots in some ares more random to add texture. First time I’ve done this. I have a larger one I’ll be posting that’s the second one done that way. This was more of a quick experiment, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.