Monday, August 30, 2010

Work In Progress and a Message from Uncle Joe

Working on the Grand Canyon painting. So far, so good. It’s interesting trying to figure out where Grandpa was going with this image.
At this point, I’m really just trying to get the work back to where it was when he stopped working on it. I cleaned it as best as I could. The canvas is much rougher than what I’m use to. I don’t know if that was just how canvas was made 50 years ago, or if I use more gesso on mine than Grandpa did (it really seems like he didn’t use any at all).
Pretty funny, the other day I got a facebook invite from my Uncle Joe, Grandpa’s brother. I accepted. He read my post about the “Lost and Found” show at the gallery, and commented about how his brother painted. I told him what I’m working on, but haven’t heard back yet.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


So, I’ve been away from the blog for a while. Life has been interesting.
I’m working on several new pieces, just finished two for the “Lost and Found” show at the Eclipse Gallery, here in Apple Valley.
I’ve started working on what I’m going to call my generations’ project. My Grandmother gave me several paintings my Grandfather had started before he passed away, with the idea that I could finish them. I have had them for at least 15 years, and until last week haven’t touched them.
I re-stretched one; the others seem to be ok. I cleaned them as best as I could, and have started to work on one of the Grand Canyon.