Playing in the studio

“Playing” in the studio often leads to wonderful results. So far, I really love the addition of saturated COLOR to my handmade paper, as well as incorporating text. The results are below. All images are watercolor and sumi ink on stretched handmade flax paper, 12″ x 10 1/2″, except “Ornamented” which is 7″ x 7 1/2″.

“Fine Threads”
“All the roads left”
“Before the sun set”


It always surprises me how much a painting can change, even when you think you are simply repainting ‘exactly’ the same image on the same surface. How much could it change, really? But each time I do it, I come back to Vija Celmins writing about her experience of repainting the same image on the same surface over and over again, how the surface changes subtly each time, and with each layer of paint, the depth of light becomes more pronounced.

Well this “Seed Pod” has only been painted twice, but I feel pretty pleased with its change in depth and clarity.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a ‘before’ pic at the moment…

Seed Pod for Cameron
“Seed Pod (for Cameron)”, 2009 – 2013
Oil on canvas, 36″ x 26″

Very Different Animals – 5 available copies

These are the five available painting-poems. Each canvas holds the same poem by Frank Sherlock, titled “Very Different Animals.”
If interested in purchasing, please contact me directly: [email protected]

Each canvas is 2.5″ x 3.5″, sumi ink wash with acrylic paint; accordion fold-out poem inset in the back.
$40, plus $5 shipping

Constellation Symmetry
Constellation Symmetry
Sea Horse on Dry Land
Sea Horse on Dry Land
Falling Stars
Falling Stars
Untitled (mirage)
Untitled (mirage)
Untitled (Anemone)
Untitled (Anemone)