I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


"Caruth" 29.5" x 35" polished cement and dry pigment on panel

I have be experimenting with rubbing thinned oil paint into the surface because dry pigments formulated to mix with cement are somewhat limited in color choices. 


  1. Wow, really nice. How did the experiment turn out? Think you will be using oil paint more?

  2. Hi Kelly. I think that I like the more varied palette and subtle color variations. I am concerned with surface and areas where oil is applied thickly does not polish to the patina that I like. I applied oil to this pice and several of the previous posts as well.

  3. Wow, and wow! This group of recent postings are really wonderful. As people told you - powerful and emotional. The use of thinned oil paint also seems to offer the option of softer edges. I think you've got something good there. These are dynamite!!


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