i can breathe now

To say this past school year in the public school system was a bitch (excuse the language please (and this is being mild)) would be an understatement to say the least. School has basically been out a full month for me and I find myself in a good place again; I have some room to breathe, think, relax, and rest. This past month has allowed me a lot of time to prep new canvases, work out compositions, complete a commission, and do a ton of drawing and painting.

Don’t get me wrong, even though the school year was a beast, I still worked in time for drawing and painting, it is too important to me not too. There just wasn’t a lot of time for the business of art (like keeping a website up to date).

Here is just a sampling of what I have been up to since I last posted in January. You can also find links to two painting projects, something you might call a miniseries, on the home page. In the oil painting and watercolor portfolio pages I have put a few new things in that may not make it in this post for the sake of brevity. If you are interested in seeing what I am up to on a more regular basis, follow me on Instagram (link below) – it’s just a lot easier for me to keep that media outlet current.

a new large format painting in progress and two comps for two more large format paintings.

Paintings and sketches from a recent trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina

Another work in progress using some watercolor drawings I’ve been wondering what to do with.

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