Saturday, February 28, 2015


Started painting again very are 2 states of one started this week.

I am keeping this method really loose.  Much like the mono prints in attitude, I am looking to open up the paintings to simple palates and letting the gestural effect of painting lead the progress of each piece.

I have been painting clothing and have a website at

More on this soon.........

Friday, February 20, 2015


It was very cold this week........spent most of the time indoors painting on clothing and drawing mostly.  Pretty much isolated.

The drawing on clothing has been interesting.  I am pulled between being spontaneous and loose, as I did painting live sunday evening at a live music outlining the drawing first and working with the line or incorporating it into the form.  It is a confusing time as I am not in any one style but moving around from idea to idea.

I am still intrigued by the idea that the images seem to form themselves........I draw a line or a shape and soon it becomes a direction with figures and intent.  Yet I am not sure if I should provide a framework......whether a horizon, or an environment......first to make the imagery stronger.  This is always the paradox of consciously trying to take control of the direction of the piece or let it emerge without intent.

So you see, it has been an interesting goal is to wrap up some of the clothing pieces as they are taking a lot of time from anything else.  I had thought the clothing idea would have me focus on making money.......but like every idea it seems to hit the same roadblock.  How do I take this idea to a market. I made a ......and have ordered a few new shirts........but now what?  The age old question.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

coloring book

I am making a coloring book.......these are the first 4 pages..........lately I have just been drawing like crazy and thought this would be a fun project........

Monday, February 16, 2015


Working on drawing art clothes........the figures seem fresh on this media and I have been doing a lot of drawing the past few days......
this one is a long men's Indian design.  I have to admit I know very little about fashion so I will be doing some reading to catch up on this.....
here is yours truly modeling a shirt and fashionable jeans........

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February Update.

Hi, it has been a while since I have posted on the blog, lots to report on......

The black and white painting above is complete (unless I decide to color it).  The painting is 4 feet by 6 feet, and I was able to lay it in in about 4 weeks which is pretty quickly for a piece this size.  One thing about winter, no distractions so I can focus on these complex pieces.

I have been drawing a lot on clothing, and have set up a website which is also e-commerce at   It is always a lot of work to organize a website and it is still being put together.  The second image here is a throw blanket which is 60"x80" made from some of the paintings from the past.  It is amazing to me how simple it is to create these objects via commercial sites.  

I have been laying off the monoprints lately.  I think it perhaps has run its course and I have learned all that I can from it.  The print a day idea will change somehow, but I miss posting on facebook and keeping in contact with that audience.  

This week I attended the CAA, the college art alliance conference.  It was awesome to hear lectures from so many distinguished scholars.  I was truly humbled by my lack of knowledge and feel that this is something I will address in the future.

Lastly, I will be showing at the Select Art Fair in NY in May.........stay tuned I will discuss this further as the project comes together.

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