Monochrome Mood

The Art on the Edge Open Studio Tour is right around the corner. In fact, the exhibit opening is next Friday, May 26, from 5-7 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. There is nothing like a deadline to get me unstuck from a bout of unproductive busyness!


I continue to play with liquid charcoal, occasionally adding watercolor crayon to the mix.

I’ve played with some of these sandhill cranes before.

But I’ve printed up a few new reference photos to play with.

I’m going to redo this one, I think, because I like a lot of what’s going on, but I lost track of the legs.

One of my tubes is going bad, so I’m experimenting with putting the sticky paint on Yupo and wiping it off.

This method looks more conventional just using thick paint sparingly.


Over the last few weeks, it has been hard to paint and even harder to blog about it. Whenever I find the time to paint, I just don’t feel the urge. Maybe because most of what I want to “say” is not the kind of thing I can say. So, then, I feel like I have nothing to say. I’m a a very transparent person, and keeping enough opacity to survive right now is sucking up all of my sense of purpose. I felt it was important to explain that I haven’t gone AWOL, I’ve just been running marathons in other areas of my life.