Painting at The Commons

I’m drawn to the yellow brick buildings at The Grand Traverse Commons, formerly the State Mental Hospital, in Traverse City. Especially in the fall. The lower sun angle offers such dramatic lighting. The yellow brick often glows. Only a portion of the complex has been restored, so there are a lot of beautiful old buildings… More

Figures on Playing Cards

I’ve been going to figure drawing sessions at my friend Royce Deans’ house this summer. For whatever reason, I’ve set up a challenge for myself to make small paintings on playing cards, with a pretty large brush (it’s a filbert, @.5″ wide). I can’t get too fussy with such a large brush, yet at the… More