The Joy of Painting, With Texture.

The fascination with texture in paintings began for me when I was a teenager and I first saw the paintings of Quebec artist Paul Emile Borduas.  That fascination seems to have caught on with many painters in recent years.  It is perhaps the most admired and asked about aspect of my art. I really like the look, and feel, of … Read More

Mona Lisa, into the Darkness

Everyone knows that the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is probably the most famous painting in the world.  But how many people understand why?  Do they think it is a work of paramount achievement in the annals of art history?  Perhaps, but that would be a hard case to make.  Even da Vinci himself would have had strong opposition to … Read More