Friday, October 30, 2009

Royce Deans dot com

12" X 12"
Oil on masonite

I have have several different web sites over the years with various names. Somehow I thought it was about time that I buy my own name. So now, officially is the unveiling of
In the past I have tried to make my web sites complete retrospectives, and aside from being a lot of work to set up and maintain it always ends up that the new work is what is most important.

This new site will feature my most recent work and projects that are keeping me busy. Please stop by often and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. (and yes, if you want to see some older work I will be happy to dig it up for you.)

On November 5th I will be in Chicago to cover the 3rd Annual European Jazz Meets Chicago for Copper Press. It should be an interesting evening for sure. I also plan on making a few gallery stops and a visit to see the new wing of the Art Institute.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October Sky

Big Valley
14" X 10" Oil on Plywood panel

Today was the first day since August that I was painting outside on location. I was at a new location off of Lincoln Road for me. It was quite nice to be out in the elements after only being out in it during the last weeks to only be up on the roof of my studio.

The clouds were great and changing so quickly and the light was different every time I looked up from my painting. It was certainly a challenge. But it was great to be out there.

October Sky
11" X 5" Oil on Plywood panel

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Signs of Summer Being Gone

Summer is offically past tense now. Happy October 1st by the way. But today I participated in the last rite of the summer season... and that almost seems oxymoronic, in that I feel a rite should be a celebration. But today the boat came out of the water.

Aside from the reality that winter is just around the corner, especially here in Northern Michigan, it is just a sad day to be on the boat and have to be packing stuff up instead of getting ready to go on a sail. But I love the changes in the seasons, each one brings it own individual sense of beauty.

Autumn up here is really wonderful and I even look forward to the snow that could come at any time.

It was a great summer,  not only for the sailing. Yes August and September were simply awesome  months to be out on the bay. But earlier in the summer had it's share of awesomeness as well.

So yeah, it was a good one.