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.