by james | Mar 14, 2021 | 2021, aoj blog
Hope you are all well and staying safe. Here is my latest abstract. This is 48 x48, oil and gesso on canvas. It is titled “above the pandemic”. What an incredible time we are starting to emerge form. Heres hoping you and yours stay above the pandemic. I’ll have another one out shortly. Talk soon, stay safe….
by james | Feb 21, 2021 | 2021, aoj blog
Hope you are doing well and staying safe. Here is my latest creation. It is 48 x 36 oil, gesso and aluminum on hand stretched canvas. I saw the other day where the ice caps are already 25 degrees warmer than in years past, and we have lost a tremendous amount of glacial mass. Its very sad that we don’t have any plans to protect one of our greatest resources. We have to do more. I have seen several glaciers in my life and they are to say the least incredibly impressive. Here’s hoping we can reverse this trend quicly and powerfully. I’ll have another creation out for you shortly. Talk soon
by james | Nov 12, 2020 | 2020, aoj blog
Hope you are well.. seems its been forever since I posted.. I have been super busy on a new project, but i managed to start carving out some studio time… anyway here is my latest creation. This is 48 x 48 oil on canvas. This is titled, “global trotter“.. I was recently in Washington State and saw this incredible horse running across a field. the image was remarkable… Hope you all enjoy.. I’ll have another creation out shortly. Take care and stay safe
by james | Mar 8, 2020 | 2020, aoj blog
Hope this find you well.. Really excited for the spring to get over so I can get ride of the allergies. Been busy in the Studio.. here is my most recent work. This is titled “New Route”. This piece is 6 ft x 6ft. Mixed medial, oil and cheesecloth on gesso and canvas. Sometime its the unexpecated route we all take that makes all the difference in the world. New works ocming out shortly. Talk to you all soon!
by james | Feb 1, 2020 | aoj blog
Seems its been awhile since we published on our blog. Hope this post finds you all well. Just stopping to catch my breath on a very busy past 12 months. I finally was able to launch a new project which is all consuming, but still finding time to make it to the studio. Here is my latest creation, “Visions in a Moment.” When I am working on paintings, I really don’t like to use visual references, as its important to see what is is the heart and in the soul. For me it provides a sense of honesty that we rarey see anymore. God knows we could all use a little more honesty. Recently I found a really profound quote from a great american writer regarding vision. I think it encompasses how a great vision is formed.
“The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul.”
― Mark Twain .
Always strive to fulfil your visions. Hope you all enjoy. More work is on the studio walls and should be out shortly.. take care
by james | Aug 9, 2019 | aoj blog
Early morning in the garden… Great place to recharge and get centered for the day.. Getting ready for some studio time..Have a great Friday everyone….