This composition has been in my dreams for a few weeks, thinking about winter sunlight, and the play of yellow, blue and grey.
A different part of the lake.
A gouache and watercolor New Years painting of a lagoon in the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on New Years Day 2021. So wonderful to have the ability to be in the forest for a while, thinking about the light, the color and the possibilities for the coming year.
I had more time to go back and finish this up today. It is a gorgeous spot, in a park in Wilton Manors, FL, on the site of the original house of this Island City in the middle of Ft. Lauderdale. A peaceful respite from the city and cars, here in the river are ducks… Continue reading Middle River Afternoon
This tiny painting was made to work out the composition for a larger painting, still in progress. I always love these small works. No pressure and they can be more gestural and free.
This is one of my favorite places near our cabin. I painted this as it was snowing and everything was in a kind of suspension.
This wonderful store in Austin, TX sells queer themed vintage and new books, magazines and clothing. Now through the holidays, they are holding a queer art show and they are selling 5 of my works. Check them out, and the work of other artists from around the country: https://thelittlegayshop.com/search?q=clifton
This plein air oil painting was sold today by the Red Dog Gallery in Winston-Salem. The two structures date from the historic Moravian settlement of Salem, North Carolina. The building on the left is an outdoor oven and on the right is the barn for the house. There is such incredible beauty in this old… Continue reading Oven and Barn, Old Salem NC
ColorSpace3 is a 48″ x 60″ oil painting on canvas. It is not representative of any actual space, but rather it has been made over a long process of dialog with the work in progress wherein each action leads me to the next response, without a pre-determined overall concept. The emergent painting coalesces after time… Continue reading ColorSpace3
ColorSpace1 is a 16″ x 20″ oil painting on board. It is not representative of any actual space, but rather it has been made over a long process of dialog with the work in progress wherein each action leads me to the next response, without a pre-determined overall concept. The emergent painting coalesces after time… Continue reading ColorSpace1