August 23, 2018

I am staring at a blank canvas—and it is huge, measuring 5 feet by 8 feet. In my hand is a glass of watery phthalo blue paint. And I am about to pour it on the canvas.

Wherever the paint lands on the unprimed canvas, it will immediately and permanently soak in, never to...

July 4, 2016

The studio looked like the aftermath of a bomb blast.

For weeks before the show, it had seen a frenzy of activity, and was rarely tidied up after the frenetic, manic, and  daily bouts of painting.

The ASLD show, however, had been a total bust, and afterwards, the studio...

June 21, 2016

A couple years ago now, I chanced to start working with a new medium and new substrate.

My first solo show, "Still Life with Cataclysm" (named for the painting shown above), is a sampling of images that have emerged, usually without any intention on my part, over the co...

June 14, 2016


She was clearly from another planet, and she had my complete attention from th...

May 8, 2016

Many Artists have recurring themes.


For some it is as simple as flowers or horses, but my recurring theme has been African women (among other things) and they are usually carrying things on their heads.


There are reasons, though they may not be obvious, why I keep bri...

April 27, 2016


When someone stands looking at a painting, they often do not realize the crazy changes that  might have  gone on with it before it became what they see in front of them.


 Not all Artists work the same way.


There are some Artists, ( I have heard of them , though p...

April 14, 2016

 My painting "White Bird, red sky" was purchased by Children's Hospital in 2015.




We went to hear some music tonight. And as is usually the case, there was a warm-up guy.


Sometimes warm-up acts are great, but other times, well,  really, they can just be something to...

March 30, 2016

Creating is what artists do. They strive to create something new and original,

though the odds are greatly against whatever they create actually being utterly new and

original. Still, until proven otherwise, you can quietly imagine that what you create is

new, profound an...

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