Paper Flame

Years ago I had started a series called “Elevating the Mundane” that ran for over 30 paintings. I’ve sold most of them and didn’t look at the posts for years.

A few weeks back I happened to look back on those posts and was blown away by the beauty of the photographs I had taken of these simple paper sculptures.

So, with my increase in skill over the years I’ve set out to do the photos justice in oils. But this time I would propel them further with color.

Total time: 23 hours



  • Work: 1766
  • Size: 18" x 24"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Sessions: 9
  • Start date: 3/8/2021
  • End date: 4/10/2021


Daily Art #2997

A great day of painting! I was able to spend all kinds of focused time.

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Daily Art #2996

Today I moved back to the Paper Flame painting and began glazing in color.

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Daily Art #2983

I’ve finished this first stage of my paper flame painting and now put it away to dry.

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Daily Art #2982

After work today it’s nice sitting and calmly painting. It’s almost meditative.

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Daily Art #2981

I’ve moved back to my Paper Flame painting today as I’m waiting for the Knot painting to dry.

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Daily Art #2967

I spent a lot of time working on refining the subtle transitions of value with the paper folds today.

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Daily Art #2966

Time has been a scarce commodity these past few days but I still plan my art and execute when I can.

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Daily Art #2965

I had a super busy work day today and little time to work on this painting but I got some focused work in.

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Daily Art #2964

Because all of the other paintings are still wet I’ve started a fourth painting in tandem.

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