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The end of January and the beginning of a new look and purpose for my blog. I had meant to have everything all ready to go by now and all of my intended content uploaded and published, but I was far to optimistic in my time projections. So instead, I have changed some things and established the new structure, and am still in the process of compiling all of the content that I want to see here. My goal is to post weekly. Until I have all of my older work uploaded, I will post a combination of my current artwork and the evidence of my history – maybe it will turn into a nice illustration of skill development – a ‘then’ and ‘now’ kind of thing. Or not. Time will tell.

While a good portion of the world was celebrating on New Year’s Eve, I was hanging out with my paints and some pears (or a photo of pears in this case) with my daughter reading in the office with me so I wasn’t alone. I was trying to make use of the tubes of paint that my kids had picked out (thus the purple – plus a few ‘helping’ colours) and we shared Christmas chocolates late into the night. Samantha finished her book and I moved some paint around. Here are the results.

Three Purple Pears, Jan 1, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 10” X 8"

Three Purple Pears, Jan 1, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 10” X 8″

After a fairly focused piece, I wanted to loosen up a little and this is what emerged.

Single Purple Pear, Jan 1, 2014, Acrylic on Masonite, 8” X 10"

Single Purple Pear, Jan 1, 2014, Acrylic on Masonite, 8” X 10″

Lastly, a bit of my past. Probably the oldest painting that I still have in my possession and stretched on a frame. Painted from a Reebok ad in Rolling Stone magazine. This is when I fell in love with oil paints.

Buy These Shoes, Jun 1988, Oil on Canvas, 34” X 46"

Buy These Shoes, Jun 1988, Oil on Canvas, 34” X 46″

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