a painting a day
"There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But -- and this is the point -- who gets excited by a mere penny? If you follow one arrow, if you crouch motionless on a bank to watch a tremulous ripple thrill on the water and are rewarded by the sight of a muskrat kit paddling from its den, will you count that sight a chip of copper only, and go your rueful way? It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get.”
If mindfulness can be defined as the simple act of noticing things, then "A Painting a Day" is a kind of meditation. For me, these paintings are about the pleasure of seeing; of being cognizant of the world around me, and pushing to find an alchemy between the paint, my subject, and the moment. I view each piece as being part of a single, ongoing work.
I sell this work via eBay, which has proven itself to be an efficient, secure, and transparent auction system for my collectors. Bidding starts at $100 and prices have ranged from $100 to $4000.
This blog has been featured in USA Today, NY Times, The Huffington Post and many other publications.
Here's an interview with John Seed of The Huffington Post.
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some recent work