The (almost) Daily

  • Paint life

      What’s it been, like 2 weeks or something since my last post? I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to what’s been happening. So many ...
  • BURN or BUY

    BURN or BUY. The first sacrifice from Michael Wessel on Vimeo. The other day I burned a painting that I really kinda liked. Not that I wanted to,...
  • Outside influence

    ‘What’s up with those paintings you’ve been posting?’ My dad asked me the other week. Like a scream for help, hard black, reds, and whites sp...
  • Painting in Paris

    Standing over my empty canvas, paint in hand, I was a bit daunted. Five days into a 9 day trip to Paris, I had now seen countless masters of art ...
  • Anger erupting onto canvas, beginning a new journey

    All I wanted to do was paint the canvas with a thick heavy layer of black acrylic and watch it drip onto the ground. The feelings so muddled, dar...
  • Incremental growth

    Months ago I decided to dive deeper on painting, not flip techniques as soon as my attention began to wander a bit. It was a departure, in part, ...
  • Next steps

    To Petra, I am forming this to you as a letter open to the people who follow my art as I think this information, thoughts, and questions may be int...
  • Endings and beginnings

    To put into words the events and revelations of the last week is rather difficult. How does one take the final moments of a very important chapter...
  • Some recent paintings.

    24x36 acrylic on mounted canvas Sunset over LA 1 24x36 acrylic on mounted canvas Eye (macro) 24x36 acrylic on mounted canvas Minds eye 24x36...
  • Rough times (again)

    Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to all the rough times I’m going through and how I feel, but, I’m actually ok that. Talking ...
  • The point is to try

    Yesterday was another intense day of painting. I crashed through more canvas and paint than I probably should have...my room is littered with n...
  • Weekend warrior

      I’ve been hitting a lot of walls lately. Like, from a flat out run into immovable bricks. And, it hurts. There’s definitely been a lot of yell...