Saturday, October 2, 2010


^ click here for the link
Hello, culture lovers. Here's a gallery show I'll be hanging in. It's a groovy new gallery here in the city that's attached to a techno nightclub.  The link above has all the info. Next Friday Oct 9, from 7pm on....

And here's one of the pieces I'll be showing...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Work in progress ( a slide show thing )

Hello, culture lovers.  Here's another step by step animation of a new painting.  This was done in about 4 hours on a Saturday night.  The canvas was surprisingly thirsty and soaked up a lot of the paint.  I had considered putting more varnish in the wash but I'm not sure I like that slick a surface to paint upon.  I'll be updating the video as I go along.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Three Graces (a progression thing)

Here's a short of my painting progress for "The Three Graces."  I've always wanted to do a full blown time lapse thing, but I don't like the whole stop what you are doing and take a picture thing.  This will most likely go to the school auction...unless you know of someone who needs a sofa sized black and white painting.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A quick canvas...

Here's a little (9"x12") thing I did from a found photo.  I really liked the idea and was thinking of going for one of those late 60's early 70's illustration styles, but I always end up as myself.  Go figure.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Poster Contest

Here are the stages of my work on a design for the Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance.  All they wanted was a rough idea, so...

I started off with my rough, duh.

Then I decided to use acrylics on paper.  Why? Because I'm broke. That's why.  Not as much curling on the paper as I would have thought.

At first I sketched out the car free hand, but I decided to check myself with the projector.
Which showed that while I had the proportions right between all the elements I had put a bit of a bend on the car that just wouldn't do.  So I traced over my sketch.  Hey, If it's good enough for Vermeer and Ingres, It's good enough for me.  The original photo had different highlights and reflections so I got to make up my own.  Not too bad for someone who hasn't drawn a car in ages, I thought.  Then came choosing the background color.  the step above shows that red didn't work, and cream wasn't doing it either.

Neither was green so I got the image into photoshop and after cleaning up the background I decided on this grey/blue thing.

I sure hope they choose my design.  Fingers crossed.  Total work put in: 6 hours.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Look what I found...

Seems that google dude is on to something.  Since there is no way I've found to search within blogspot to find other artists I found this  I'll let y'all know if it works. 

In other news I'll be starting more sketches tomorrow but for now here's one from the files.  Then comes a sketch for a Concourse d'Elegance thing.  It's only $500 if you win the competition  to paint the poster but, hey,  money is money.

Friday, August 20, 2010

My other Bible...

Samuel Welo's Hand lettered reference book of typography.  When I first was shown this book while working as a paste up artist my jaw dropped and I have used this for many, many projects.  Also great just to look at.  I was finally able to get a first edition after 35 years.  I love this book.

 Studio Handbook

My other, other Bible...

Creative Illustration If I had only found this book 30 years ago...


Here's a recent piece...Acrylic on canvas. I painted on top of some thrift store floral landscape, y'know the kind with those lurid almost fluorescent pinks and blues.  Great way to save money on supplies, I tell ya.


Howdy, y'all.  New blog thingy as I, unemployed, am trying to get my art out there as much as I can.  Let's see if this works.