Romantic Drawings

I've been making some break throughs with painting recently (perhaps I'll post an image of a sketch soon) but I started another series of crayon drawings, a medium I haven't worked in since last summer. This is one of them. They are becoming more romantic, saturated, psychedelic, heavenly, as I think about some great artists like Charles Burchfield, Arthur Dove, Gregory Amenoff, and, of course, David Hockney. You can see the black and white sketches above it, which are twice removed from observational drawings.

December Studio Blog: A Painting?

I've been making paintings again after an absence and for the past four months I've painted and then come back in the next day only to paint over it or scrape it off and start over. This is an image of the first painting that I've kept for longer than a couple days, with the study for it (on cardboard) next to it. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. There are a few other studies that relate to the Photography and Text paintings I've been making over the past few years. We'll see what happens in January...