Common Thistle Bloom


9″ x 9″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, linealist style. 2015. Attempting to further refine the “linealist” concept, working with only a palette knife to compose a painting using only short lines of pigment. Using a combination of texture and color to enhance contrast in order to separate figure from ground. Working from a photo I took in my yard using my tablet’s camera.

Goodwood Barn


24″ x 18″, Acrylic on canvas, framed. Textural elements define positive foreground spaces.  Neutral yet visually active color defines negative space.

Interpreted from a photograph by Jamie T. Hill of Goodwood Plantation, Louisiana, used by permission.  Design transferred freehand.