I have had strong tendencies toward abstraction lately. There is something so blissful about putting down the colors and brushstrokes that feel like they need to be there. On Friday night, after a sparkling evening, I came home with the desire to paint how I was feeling.

Happily, I had a 24″ x 30″ canvas available, so I painted until late in the night, and it was amazing to listen to my intuition for that entire time. Once I started to lose steam, I stopped. I think many artists will agree that when you work on a piece of art from the wrong state of mind, nothing will quite sit right. You cannot force it, or you may not even be able to recover the piece. So, since then, I have added to it here and there as the mood strikes me. But, alas, I must work on assignments for school today.

Being busy isn’t so bad, though. I find that the busier I am, the more things I accomplish in the “free time” that I manage to steal. Here is a small snippet from part of the canvas. I look forward to sharing the piece when I am done.

Oil on canvas:



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Welcome to my blog! I plan to use this space to talk about all my artistic and creative adventures. This could include tales from my art studio, my journey through my MFA in Painting and my MS in Computer Science, my experimentation in animation, my work on iOS apps, my exploration of illustration, or any given household project I embark upon. I hope that my stories can help or entertain some people. This site also hosts my portfolio and current work. Please feel free to browse the Gallery.

I’ll leave you with some relaxed legs done in graphite. Time to get to work!