Saturday, July 20, 2013

Danny McCaw "The Bather"

This is a painting by my youngest son Danny.

It is easy for the sons or daughters of an artist to be hidden and lost in the shadow their father casts…. Danny and john are the sunlight that surround and give life to my shadow, they are my greatest source of inspiration, they have become my teachers.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Where as traditional realism defines and directs us to a specific conclusion abstract art can be ambiguous and subjective with symbolic relationships where the artist creates his own language.
Unlike painting forms that we know exist in our conscious reality the abstract painter relies on the subconscious for direction, this forces the abstract artist to question and search sometimes blindly for that right sense of direction. No road map exists to determine the way, he trusts instinct, feeling and intuition. This vagueness or ambiguity leaves greater room for interpretation with the meaning of an abstract painting being unique to each viewer.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Structure #2

Sometimes the viewer will never see the intended message.... better yet is that the viewer creates their own.

Friday, July 5, 2013


My art is not like the flight of an arrow with an intended target but a series of adjustments where my original intent may change or even be forgotten….  
like a ship without a ruder and I am just a passenger.