As many of you know, one of my major influences – probably my primary influence is Marcel DuChamp followed closely by Rufino Tamayo. Throw in my love for African shapes and early, early blues and you have a base recipe for what I am trying to do everyday.

I have a show in St. Louis this weekend, “Mosaics” in St. Charles. I have been thinking all summer about returning to a more pronounced statement about what I am saying as an artist based on returning to my influences and style that reflect what I am thinking.

To help with this effort, I am also going to incorporate a technique I learned about 15 years ago when I worked in another studio. Carving into wood panels with heat is an old Scandinavian and eastern European technique that adds a beautiful element to painting on wood panels.

So I have been re-examining my message as an artist and I am bringing a new but old technique to get work to you. Below are some pictures of the process. This painting and other new works will be in St. Louis this weekend.








More to come. Watch this 2’x3′ panel come to life when colors are added.

Let me know what you think……


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