Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Silent Night

Eight fourty-five P.M. in Dahlonega, GA on a rainy Christmas Eve, two thousand eight. A very merry Christmas to all.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008


A couple of drawings from a figure drawing session. I don't have much to comment on today but I will leave with a thought, "Space travel will not be a technological revolution, it will be a sociological revolution." Brad 

A photograph and a painting from it.

A cousin, somewhere on the Gulf Coast in the nineteen-fifties. A cool photo. I sold the painting at a charity art auction.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Some prints

A few of my prints. From top to bottom: 'Roadhouse', 6 color reduction linocut, 'Reclining Nude', engraving with plate rollup. This print is printed with Akua Intaglio ink which is what I'm using now. 'Reading', 2 color linocut. '1918', linocut with tempera overprint.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

No Parking

No Parking
This is a painting I sprayed with Krylon on heavy cold pressed water color paper that I primed. Unfortunately it was stolen.

Friday, December 5, 2008


This is a painting of my grandfather from his service photo made when when he served in WWI. I have had very good response to the painting and am thinking of a series based on it. The post by Artslice featuring interiors inspired me. The painting is executed in tempera, poster paint, on a gessoed panel. I sprayed the tempera with One-Shot shellac and it kills the chalkiness making the colors pop. I then glazed it with alkyd medium and a bit of oil paint for tint. I'm not sure about the archival quality of the technique but would like to hear any ideas about it.


School Days

This is a small painting based on a school picture. The teacher is my aunt and the year is c.1933. I'm posting it because I came art late in life. In middle age i decided to return to school for a degree. Yesterday at 5:04 PM EST. I emailed my very last final essay. At age 58 I now have a degree in fine art with a concentration in painting and printmaking. It's been a long road but I have finally finished.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Quick post!

Another quick Post. Nude in Chair, engraving with monoprint wipe. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Monday, November 24, 2008


Acrylic on Panel

Thanks for the kind word on my previous posts. I'm new to this blogging thing thing and am trying to find my way around so, please be patient with me. This is a painting that had as its inspiration a line from the poem 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' by Wallace 

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dharma Bum

Self Portrait
Mixed Media-Collage

With the title after the Jack Kerouac novel, this is a painting that I recently sold following a small exhibition of my work.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Exhibit View

Three paintings in an exhibit view. Thanks to all who have responded to my posts.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Detail from Medicine Wheel

Detail from 'Medicine Wheel'
Mixed media and collage

This is a detail from a portrait that I executed. I think that the portrait turned out nicely but I'm wrestling with the collage and the use of images for the background.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My offering today is a painting of a figure that I executed in Krylon on paper. It was then worked with oil pastels. The size is eighteen by twenty-four. The title is 'Leda' and is from a figure drawing. the model just happened to be standing in front of a plastic swan.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thank you for visiting my blog. It's my vehicle for posting my art and recieving feedback. If you have a comment, please do. It is my intention to use the feedback as a critique to make my art better. I will include an image with each post. I know that the work I am producing is derivative crap so, tell me what you think.

Mixed Medium and Collage