When I first started playing guitar I could barely tune it, and could hardly play a full song. As I developed, my playing improved as well as my tuning - though no matter how well I played I only sounded as good as my guitar was tuned. 

 

When I first started painting I...

8/21/2013

That is a pic is of me working on a painting I did about 4 or 5 years ago.  It was an important painting for me because of the Putti (little angels) I painted around the young Mary’s head.  This is when I started realizing the special beauty and oneness of form that ca...

8/17/2013

"The canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see, believe me." - Chris Cross

 

And still another great day at the big canvas…  as if it were attached to a boat, on the sea of creativity, catching the winds of imagination and thrusting me through the horizons of unseen...

Making this video was fun.. writing the song was even funner.. Creating the painting was a long process of refining and layering and refining but very fulfilling and inspiring, so inspiring that I wrote a song and made a video. The painting is entered into the Scottsda...

 

Technology and art.  It is definitely a balance. It seems art relying too much on technology causes the most important human element to become overshadowed. Whether the technology is the paint brush or the computer. Expressing the heart through these tools is paramoun...

A hard day today balancing my painting and taking care of my little girl..  Somedays she lets me paint all day long while she hangs out in the studio and paints, watches movies etc.  I love her so much though and I will never take for granted my time spent with her.....

8/5/2013

I did get some good painting done today, about 8 hours worth.  Worked on the large-scale painting, the 2ndlayer of one of the figures. I have to keep the values on all the colors darker on this figure because it is located on the edge of the painting and these figures...

How do I decide what to paint?  I have asked this from the beginning. There are a million things to paint. It didn’t matter too much to me at first, I was just trying to learn how to actually paint. Learning how to write, in a sense, or learning how to play the guitar,...

I suppose I will never stop painting the sky..  it has so much meaning to me. It is the easiest form of escapism when I look at the sky, always monumental and beautiful. Never changing, always changing. 

 

I’m getting good work done on my very large scale paint...

A word about my current process..  It seems I’m attracted to two types of paintings: The extremely simple, or the outrageously complicated and geometrically beautiful.

 

Okay enough of that…   Here are some questions. Are diamonds valuable because of their physical attri...

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