Other People’s Memories

Earlier this year I inherited a few things from the passing of someone who was once close to my family.
One of the mementos I was able to take with me was an old photo album full of beautiful snapshots from their travels in the 1960’s. Continue reading “Other People’s Memories”


Some thoughts on my current painting…

I’m stubbornly and slowly – very slowly – applying the last areas of color to my last big painting for the show that opens this Saturday, which we will be installing tomorrow night.

This particular painting has been a little bit weird for me, but not in a bad way. If I didn’t have the approaching deadline staring me in the face, I probably would have stalled out and let it sit to the side for weeks, or months even.

Nevertheless, I plowed through my awkward blocks and am very close to finishing.

I snapped this detail shot because I really liked where the painting was taking me at the time:


In the end, what I like about this painting is that I felt free to just make things up as I went along. I can’t explain why that part of the experience was more apparent with this painting as opposed to others, but I do know that I felt some personal growth, as a painter, while working things out.

Some in-progress images:


The finished painting along with other new works will be on exhibit from May 9th through June 13th at:

Frank Juarez Gallery,
1109 North 8th Street,
Sheboygan, WI, 53081.
Open Saturdays, 10am-4pm, and by appointment.