Peter Makebish, Chelsea, NYC, 2016

We did a pop up show in 2016. It was fast and I was disappointed with the results at the time. I had big expectations as I hadn't shown in Chelsea in a while. The work is still looking good though. This is a book/ catalog we made for it.

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Colorado, Aspen and Telluride

I've had a good time painting up in Colorado the last 15 summers, from my place in New Mexico it is a great drive. I teach up at the Anderson Ranch Art Center and did a stint in Telluride. I have some paintings in the Telluride Gallery this month in a show curated by James Haywood a friend of mine through John McCracken. Jimmy, as known to his friends, was McCracken's best friend and we got to know each other through John when he lived in NM. I'm leaving to teach soon at Anderson Art Center in Aspen where this regular painting of the landscape started as I teach it there. We go out on the ranches of Snowmass and Aspen and paint up a storm-- literally most afternoons, so there are good clouds. These Penstemon flowers bloomed a couple of summers back-- they were amazing and became a theme in my studio paintings They are the something I look to happen as I paint out of doors giving me clues to my ongoing investigation.

Castle Creek Penstemon, Hummingbird Flowers

Castle Creek Penstemon, Hummingbird Flowers

Plein air painting.

Plein air painting.

Flashe drawings from the studio

Flashe drawings from the studio

Castle Creek, Hummingbird Flowers #2

Castle Creek, Hummingbird Flowers #2

Some new Paintings from the Ghost Ranch, New Mexico 2017

Indian Paint Brush and Coreopsis, 10 x 30", oil on canvas, 2017

Indian Paint Brush and Coreopsis, 10 x 30", oil on canvas, 2017

Wild Flowers on Monastery Road, 10 x 30", oil on canvas, 2017

Wild Flowers on Monastery Road, 10 x 30", oil on canvas, 2017

Ghost Ranch from Monastery Road, 16 x 24", oil on canvas, 2017

Ghost Ranch from Monastery Road, 16 x 24", oil on canvas, 2017

Ghost Ranch from Highway, 16 x 24", oil on canvas, 2017

Ghost Ranch from Highway, 16 x 24", oil on canvas, 2017

Ghost Ranch Monument, 16 x 24", oil on canvas, 2017

Ghost Ranch Monument, 16 x 24", oil on canvas, 2017

New Mexico Studio

Some things left in New Mexico studio. Paintings from last couple years the Southern Route group.

Other paintings being worked on.

Winter Drawing Studio

My NY studio is now in Sunset Park, Industry City out near the Verrazano Bridge. 

 I have worked in New Mexico half the year for the last 15 years.

A situation in upstate NY has opened up.

I would rather be in Long Island where I spent my early years. But that has become impossible.

The search for studio space and working between situations has become a large part of the whole game of being an artist. So this will be largely studio entries trying to piece together the fragmentation created by the situation of being "all over."

NYC, February 2016.

NYC, February 2016.