Distorted Reflection

Faced with the decision of either tackling important tasks and making sensible decisions or staying comfortably numb under the influence of alcohol and never-ending white noise that’s hidden behind music and mundane TV shows, one may or may not choose a road less traveled. Knowing that going with the obviously easier one of the two ultimately won’t get you anywhere, you convince yourself that you’re not a lazy piece of […]

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Importance of Knowing When to Stop

It all started with a blank canvas; the possibilities were endless. There wasn’t a #2 pencil in sight to draw any outlines and I had the free reign to go wherever my crazy mind desired. The color that got the process rolling was Green. Next up were the basics – blue, yellow and red which I craftily distributed in a well-constructed yet random manner like so: This version rests in […]

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The Cusp

As usual I didn’t know what I was going to end up with when I started painting this piece. There were a lot of green and blue hues at first. They blended well and very much reflected my mood and general happiness. Then something happened and I decided that while beautiful, it was a wee bit too mellow, and didn’t properly reflect my personality. That’s where bright red came in, […]

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Organized Chaos

When I paint, it’s rare that a final product will resemble anything that I originally had in mind. This one in particular started out as a purple/black kind of canvas. It was very dark. Then I decided that it actually doesn’t reflect my mood at all, because I was pretty drunk and happy at the time. Plus I was sitting on the roof overlooking the pool. So I painted over […]

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Purple Fantasy

I painted this for my mom’s birthday in hopes of reflecting her love for trees and pretty colors. It was a gorgeous day out, so I brought all my tools and such outside on the deck and soaking in the sun, and thus the creative process began. I chose a wooden square board as my canvas which gave my brush strokes an exercise I didn’t love. The thinner brushes had […]

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