Monday, March 29, 2010

New Drawing

I'll just be posting things as I get ready for a show here in September. This is one of a series of drawings on memories. Aren't they always about memories? It's about 11 x 15 inches.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Painting

Did you ever like a painting so much that you could work on it forever. Well I finally had to stop working on this one. It's a commission for a client in New Zealand. Cool. Hope he likes it. I think its title will be: "Do You Think I'd recognize you in a Crowd?".

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Joke Things

If you've been looking at my work for awhile you know that I like to keep paper and scraps of things by my table, actually all over the studio, to draw and paint on. They are change of pace, little joy drawings to remove me from the depths of painting so I don't get stuck in one forever. I really enjoy doing them and they make nice little pieces for an exhibition. These, and many more to come, are drawings about joke and novelty items. I worked for a time as a magician in a novelty store as a youth. I still remember a shipment of rubber toilet turds. A great day for the store.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

He Lured the Bird from His Brain

Just working on small paintings and drawings at the same time as I work on the larger ones. This is 2.5x2.5 inches on copper. I like these little jewels. You can see some thoughts for this in the sketchbook post below.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Live Bidding

The bidding for these postcards has gone live on ebay. There are a lot of great cards so if you have a few extra bucks and want to support something great. . .

Here's the link: AUCTION

Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm a Sketchbook Fool

Just posting some sketchbook things to keep you all here. Love my sketchbook.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spectrum 17 Weekend

Got back yesterday from Kansas City. It was an incredible weekend with some great artists and and people. Kinda restored my faith in people. We worked hard and we talked hard. All in all we chose a lot of great pieces and some wonderful winners. I want to thank the whole jury, the staff and especially Arnie and Cathy Fenner. They not only produce a great book but with their knowledge and personalities seem to be caretakers of a genre. Heady stuff I know but I'm feelin' it. Probably be embarrassed in a few days but now it is etched in cyberspace. Here is a little drawing I did for them before I went out there. I now see how appropriate it is. I made sure that I chose dark colored beans to vote with to stay true to the drawing. Here is a link to Spectrum so you can see the winners and the room in which we juried.