Thinking about Max

Thinking about Max 1

I’ve been looking at the work of Max Hammond and so enjoy the color, passion, strength and freedom of expression he pours into his work. I’ve been playing with his ideas and making them my own, while trying hard to loosen up and work more quickly. These small sketches are the result.

Near Hood Canal, WA

This is a small sketch that I did on location of the Hood Canal.  I was sitting near a look out tower, but it was too hot to paint up there. So I sat at the bench at the bottom of the tower. While there a young family visited. That is the two boy’s forms in the drawing.

Working in Sequim, Washington

During the month of June, I spent two weeks with a good friend and we got a lot of art work done in her studio behind the house. Here is a sample of both of our projects as they were in process. It’s funny we were both working on nests of different sorts. Hers was a carving and mine a painting I’ve been wanting to work on for quite awhile. I finished it while I was there.