Video Class in the Painting Studio

Without much fanfare, I launched my page at the beginning of this year. is a very exciting crowd-funded way to rally behind artists we love and for those artists (me!) to share and interact in return. It nurtures community between artist and audience. To that end, I’ve been making videos, fiddling with sound […]

cash crunch big big big PRINT SALE

Wouldn’t you love to live with one of these? or share one as a gift? These luscious richly-colored giclée prints are from a limited edition of 250, printed to order, signed and numbered by me.  On sale now until December 31st. LARGE: 20 x 20 image on 22 x 22 Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 gsm) normally […]

Seven Wonders of the World

I may have forgotten to mention that I’ve chosen SEVEN of my endangered species paintings for limited edition prints, in two sizes: 14″ x 14″ or 20″x 20″ (plus an inch all around for the white border).     No prints are larger than their original painting, so my 16″ paintings (such as Indah on the left […]

choosing the next

shipped 20 paintings out of the studio. empty walls. Working on a 48×48 portrait of Sango, a beautiful lion and first-time dad I met almost a year ago at the Denver Zoo. Usually, as I get involved in a painting, I have some sense of my subject coming forward and entering the painting. If their presence is weak, […]

one step follows another

It all feels experimental these days. I begin each painting with the scary but exciting sensation that I have no idea what I’m doing. This is clearly not completely true, but there is a kernel of truth in it that I think is vital because that’s where play and experimentation live. Since each day’s work […]


KINGDOM ANIMALIA.  Where do I start with this many-threaded story?    I really do not know how to paint right now.  I can paint, surely.  My skills have even improved with all the practice of Better Angels. Yet I say I don’t know how to paint NOW because I spent three years using only “00” […]