Archive for September, 2014

No I have not signed this painting yet.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2014 by almostfinnish


No I have not signed this painting yet

because it is not finished.

But I do have a deadline.

My plan is to enter this painting and another one

in a juried art show at the Anderson Art Museum.

Yes…Art Museum.

My birthday is coming up soon so this would be

a great way to start off the new year.

That is If I get accepted.

I’m considering a few other options as well but

just trying to keep my head in the game.

I engage in this quiet debate in my head.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 14, 2014 by almostfinnish


Sometimes I want to come up with some stupid generalization

as to why my painting is not done yet.

I desperately want it to be done

but at the same time I know I need to too push it a little further.

Add a little more detail.

Sometimes ambiguitiy works sometimes it not enough.

I always dwell in the possibility that I know where I’m headed

but occasionally I have to ask for directions

A direction I may not like.

Until I experience that moment of truth I venture on.

I engage in this quiet debate in my head.

Sometimes I hope for the accidental

as my intuitive manner of painting continues.

My acual interpretation of life into art

lies on a thin line of boring right now something is lacking.

It’s kinda mind numbing.

My art needs to challenge and reaffirm my ideas.

I guess my work is always a revolution of self.

I understand that now.

It’s that unequivocal commitment to the painting surface.

As an artist I take this paint and try to create some order.

Then and only then will I be done

Life beats down

Posted in art on September 5, 2014 by almostfinnish


Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler

Heart and soul

Posted in art with tags , on September 3, 2014 by almostfinnish


I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

Vincent Van Gogh   





Mother and child painting

Posted in art, Uncategorized on September 3, 2014 by almostfinnish


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”


Summer blues

Posted in art, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 1, 2014 by almostfinnish


I got up early this morning feeling refreshed.

I sat outside with my coffee.

It was cool and still with a hint of fall in the air.

A faint dripping noise was in the background.

It’s damp but not wet.

I thank God for the moment and wonder what the day will bring.

Being that it is the last day of this long weekend.

The dripping persists almost like a woodpecker. The birds join in.

There’s a haze in the distance but the grass is very green and the woodchips orange.

A hummingbird buzzes a little too close.

The sun is trying to come out adding some color to the trees and then subsides.

A quiet wind has picked up and the clouds are rolling by.

The birds are surprisingly quiet again but that dripping never stops.

I get these visual revelations in my head sometimes.

As to how I should finish a painting that I’ve been struggling with or avoiding.

It’s a painting that has been sitting for quite awhile.

None of the ones I’ve been working on or even thinking about.

I found it and pulled it out of the garage.

It had some striking moments which I am pleased with but it’s in a medium I no longer work with.

But if there’s and end in sight this is a painting for me.