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February 20, 2018
The making of 2 butterfly paintings with Kellie Day

The Making of 2 Butterfly Paintings

 When I get going on a painting, I often go in depth on the subject, and experience it, and sketch it, and make a bunch of progressive paintings, until finally, the big loose paintings are accomplished. Sigh. I learn so much when I tackle a subject this way. In […]
August 27, 2016
Butterfly Dance, mixed media on canvas ©Kellie Day

Butterflies in Progress

Cheryl Strayed wrote a book, one of my favorite books, called Tiny Beautiful Things. It was a book of snapshots of human life in turmoil, as she responded to readers in her advice column, Dear Sugar. The readers who wrote in were people struggling with their humanity, their differences, their isolation and their […]
January 15, 2012
Delicious Struggle, mixed media on canvas, 24" x 18", ©2012, Donation for Telluride AHHAA Art Auction 2012

Delicious Struggle

At first, rejection of the struggle, things that don’t come naturally Judgement of the struggle as “forced”. Next the struggle is seen as worthwhile for its representation of something real. Struggle is real. Delicious is the outcome.