Monday, August 10, 2020

12-01-2019 (Rope Painting)

The photos of this particular painting are definitely different than my others. My friend Marc Ross who lets me take photos at his studio, gave me an idea for photographing this painting on one of his old doors to let a good contrast come through in the photos to give onlookers a better chance to see the painting, since it's a white on white rope painting. It would have been more difficult for online viewing to take place. I ended up really enjoying the background in the photos, plus it gives the art an edge to it. It really shows off the paintings edges and lines too.

60 X 4 X 1 IN
Acrylic on Braided Poly Rope 


Thanks for viewing. Head on over to my Instagram page for more.

Friday, August 7, 2020

20, 21, 22.....

Tester #20
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted wood chassis.

I began making my TESTERS in this new manner through a need to try something different in my work. As most of you know, I am a huge Sam Francis fan and especially of his EDGE Paintings. My interest in the interior of a painting has been a primary importance of the last year, I've made quite a bunch of new work that celebrates this newfound embrace of the interior. This particular painting was the first to be made with the focus solely on painting the interior. In the photos below you can really see the beautiful chaos that as birthed before another was conceived. I'm in the process of making videos to share the full beauty of these works of art. That will come soon.

Tester #21
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted wood chassis.

Tester #22
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted wood chassis.
This one in particular was based off a vision I had of a Matisse painting, and how he loved to use very pastel colors. 

All of these paintings are now available on my personal Saatchi Art profile.

Friday, July 31, 2020


Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis
48 X 36 IN

Every now and again I like to work with Green. With this one in particular I chose a very transparent green for the chassis color which almost has a jade feel to it. Using black yarn it really makes the chassis color pop through the spaces created by the wrapping of the yarn. After the yarn was down, I began wrapping with a blue and a black poly rope, also called paracord. The almost fluorescent green really sets off the blue texture which was the final color added. Once on the gallery wall the painting really has tremendous visual depth, no illusion here. I have chosen to work primarily from now on with a 1.5 IN deep chassis wood which allows the interior bracing to really sit front and center to your eye and you don't have to go searching for it within the interior of the painting. I'll most likely switch up to 2 IN wood in the future to achieve even more depth into the interior. I'm trying to allow light to really get deep into the interior and have realized that a deeper chassis would do as I need.

Gotta get those details in here!

Views from my 2019 Exhibition at Divisible Projects in Dayton Ohio, run by Jeffrey Cortland Jones.

Thanks for viewing. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, July 24, 2020


Tester #29
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis

The pigment in this painting is a mixed pigment, blues, reds, oranges, and silver make up the beautiful depth of the color herein.

Have a great week!


Tester #28
9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis

This particular painting is made with the same rare pigment I received from Guerra Paint in NYC. It'll probably be the last of these to have this particular color choice. Since no one is making this pigment anymore.

Thanks for viewing!


As I develop these TESTERS, it gives many more insights into future work. As you'll see in the future. Here is another artwork from my TESTERS series. As always the images begin with the front and skew the front views toward the side which allows interior views into the painting. Then backside and skewed images from that side. Video to come...

9.5 X 6 X 1.5 IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis

Thanks for viewing! Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, July 23, 2020


As you might know by now, I name all the TESTERS by the number of artworks completed. Almost to #30 now. Here's images of #26 for you to enjoy. The images always begin with the FRONT side, then the skewed front to give you a better view into the interior, then the BACK and it's skewed interior photos. Enjoy!

Tester #26
9.5 X 6 X 1.5IN
Acrylic on Painted Wood Chassis

I also make videos of each artwork to showcase it in full rotation, which i'll have available soon. I tend to make those videos as a group. More to come...


1954 1999 2000 2001 2002 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020 437 W16th Street NYC 529 W. 20th Street NYC Aaron Garber-Maikosvka Absolute Arts Abstract Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Actual Ad Reinhardt Agnes Martin Alan Ebnother Alan Woods Albert Einstein Alex Gardner Alfred Molina Anders Knutsson Andre Zarre Gallery Andrew Leibenguth Anour Brahem Trio Anthony Caro Anthony Pearson Antifoam Anton Kern Gallery Arches Watercolor Paper Argentina Armory Fair Arnold Schwarzenegger Art Art Diary Art Guerra Art History Art in America Art Moving Art Print Art Stories Art:Basel ArtBookGuy Artist in Residence Artsy Arvid Boecker asia August Hoviele Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel barnett newman Barry Schwabsky Basel. Bert Kreisher Betty Cunningham Gallery Bill Mayr Black Painting Blog Boecker Contemporary BOMA Book Boston Bowery Braided Paintings Brandeis University Brent Owens Brian Edmonds brian parsons Brice Marden Brooklyn Brooklyn Rail Bushwick Callicoon Fine Arts Callum Innes CANADA Gallery Canon 5D Mk2 Carl Belz Century Pictures Cerith Wyn Evans cezanne Chakram Charles Kessler Cheap Materials Chelsea Chicago Chris Succo Christopher Titus Christopher Wilmarth Cincinnati Clearing Gallery Clyfford Still color color based painting color field painting Colorado Columbus Arts Columbus Dispatch Columbus Museum of Art Columbus Ohio Conceptual Art Concrete Concrete Painting Corridor Curating Contemporary CVJ Cy Twombly Dado Daniel John Gadd Daniel Levine Darryl Hughto David & Schweitzer David Anfam David Novros David Ratcliff David Reed Dayton Dean Delray Deb Covell Deborah Brown Dee Shapiro Dee Solin Denver Diary Dirk DeBruycker Dirk Serries Divisible Documentary Don Hazlitt Douglas Witmer Drawing Dreams of Spring Dreamtime DuoChrome Films ebay Eleh Elizabeth Murray Elks Lodge Ellen Banks English Kills Eric Minh Swenson Exalted Ruler Exterior Facebook Faces of the World. Fernand Leger Film Flat Paintings Fluorescent flyp media formula One Forrest Myers Francis Bacon Frank Stella Fred Sandback Frederic Matys Thursz Frederick Holmes Gallery Freestanding Painting Gagosian Gallerie Mark Muller Gallery S65 GCAC Georg Baselitz Gerhard Richter german Getty Center Glen Baldridge Golden Artist Colors Gregor Hildebrandt Guerra Paint and Pigment Hannelore Kersting Harold Ancart Harold Rosenberg Helen Frankenthaler Helmut Federle Hionas Gallery Hirshorn Museum Hive Howard Hodgkin Howard Yezerski Gallery Hunter College in search of sound Ingvild Goetz Interior Interview Interviews with Artists 1966-2012 Irene Borngraeber Jackson Pollock Jacquline Hall James Bishop James Elkins James Kalm James Rosenquist Jan Maiden Jason Martin Jason Stopa Jazz Jeffrey Collins Jeffrey Cortland Jones Jerry Zeniuk Jill Moser Jimi Gleason Joe Rogan Joey Diaz John Chamberlain John Logan John Yau John Zinsser Jose Maria Casas Joseph Marioni Journal Journal Gallery Joy Walker Julian Schnabel Karen Wilkin Keith Schweitzer Kenworth Moffett Klaus Kertess Klaus Von Nichtssagend Koen Delaere Koenig & Clinton Kyle Gallup Lawrence Terry Lee Syatt Left Bank Art Blog LES Galleries Life Linen Liquitex Lisson Gallery London Loren Munk Lori Ellison Los Angeles Lucas Jardin Lyles & King Gallery Lyons Wier Gallery Magazine Mandala Manifesting Marc Maron Marc Ross Marcel Proust Marcia Evans Gallery Marcia Hafif Mark Grotjahn Mark Kostabi Mark Rothko Matthew Deleget max cole Max Frintrop Menil Collection Michael Bravo Michael Brennan Michael Corbin Michael David Michael Fried Michael Grandage Michael Lukacsko Michael Peppiatt Michael Toenges Milton Resnick Mini Testers Minus Space Moby Dick modern life Modernism Molly McNitt Moma Monica King Contemporary Morris Louis Moving Sale museum Music National Gallery of Art Neterhet New Mexico New York Newton Nils Hill nyartsmagazine NYC Oil Paint Oil Stick Olivier Mosset Painting Paper Pat Passlof Pat Steir Paul Behnke Paul Gillis Paul Rodgers Paula Cooper Pennsylvania Perrotin Galerie Peter Blum Gallery Peter Hionas Peter Reginato Petzel Gallery Phil Sims Phillips Collection Phong Bui Photo Realism Pierre Soulages pink Podcasts Pop Portfolio Portraits Post Modernism Postal 7600 Pouring Progress Report Quote of the day R and F Pigments radical Radical Painting Realist Red Restoration RH Contemporary Richard Pousette-Dart Richard Serra Richard Timperio Richard Tuttle Robbie Robertson Robert C. Morgan Robert Motherwell Robert Ryman Robert Swain Robin Peck Ronnie Landfield Rope Rose Art Museum rothko Rudolf De Crignis saatchi gallery Sadie Benning Sandi Slone Sculpture Sean Landers Seattle Sebastian Vettel Shane Campbell Gallery Shiva Oil Paint showroom Sideshow Gallery Sikh Weapon Silver Simon Hantai Soft Painting Spring Stephen Bennett Stephen Maine Stepher Bennett Steven Parrino Storefront Ten Eyck Studio Susan Roth Switzerland Sylvie Ball TAIR Tamaqua Tamaqua PA Tate Modern Team Gallery Testers Textural Texture The Hole The Painting Center Thomas Butter Throne Tim Ferriss Tofer Chin Tom Mcglynn Tom Segura Transcript Magazine Utrecht Artist Paints void Wade Wilson Washington DC Wayne Dyer Weapon Masters Wesley Kimler White Whitehot Magazine who's afraid of red yellow and blue Willem de Kooning Williamsburg Windsor and Newton writing Yarn Yarn Paintings Zak Kitnick Zwirner


Thanks for the 2019 and NOW THE 2020 Grant!!! Love you all!!!