Top painting is mine, "Pantheon of Minor Dieties". I've since used the theme in very different ways, but here's the original incarnation. I will use the paint process to create subjective themes. It's surprising though, how non-narrative and intuitively driven the process remains.
Collectibles and pet carrier. The carrier had been on stand-by, but I really could put it away now...
The small painting is one of a series of flower paintings by Ed Sanders in 1997. He had started using paint thinner as a medium, without any linseed oil. The resulting blacks and grays were filmy and washed-out, and he created such a unique atmosphere within which to paint.