Saturday, October 31, 2009

art on paper

the new issue is out...

art for artist not afraid of getting outside their comfort zone and for those already dwelling there.

ART ON PAPER is an international magazine that presents award-winning coverage of artists working in a range of paper-based media, including limited-edition prints, drawings, photographs, books, and ephemera. Published bi-monthly (6 times per year), artonpaper is available via subscriptions worldwide or at bookstores throughout North America and Western Europe.

artonpaper was founded in the late 1960s as The Print Collectors Newsletter. Published for more than twenty-five years, it provided the burgeoning limited edition print world with a highly respected resource. In the mid-1990s, the newsletter became artonpaper magazine and its editorial coverage was expanded to include photographs and drawings. Since then, the magazine has maintained its commitment to works on paper in all media—an important and growing niche in the art world.

art on paper has become my favorite notebook for notes, shorts, ideas.

Friday, October 30, 2009

really stoked...

i received a call yesterday from an editor at South West Art magazine.

she said:

"we'd like to include your work in a portfolio of figurative artists we're doing in our january 2010 issue."

i am extremely fortunate and honored...

thank you courtney.

btw - my friend jennifer mcchristian has an article about her art in the current issue.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

soup of the day.

finished painting for today.

it's funny, sometimes i prefer the way my palette looks when compared to what i'm actually painting.

and that's just fine.

so it goes...

pizza is good for you...

if all else fails i might open up a pizza joint...

last night's homemade pie. stands up to the kids taste test.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

this evening

snap shot in the studio...

that's daniel, my boy,
chillin' at the computer.

dutch the dog
playing ghost
for halloween.

on the floor
are some frames
i'm working on.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

the thing about color

color + wheel = science

color + imagination = creation

color + science + creation = everything

Saturday, October 24, 2009

q & a

note to self translation...

what can you do when you become tired of yourself ?

harness the team.
hold onto the handles,
the splintered,
smooth handles.

hang on firmly
as the team
to pull you.

through the field.

when you become ready,
start to push
the team forward.

as they too,
will soon
tired of themselves...

Friday, October 23, 2009

today's sketch

so here's an offering in the form of a sketch of my son danny. obviously painted rather quickly i wanted to gather a notion of his gesture, his patience, his youth.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

caffeine mornings

a very predictable morning for me...

before painting, grande americano, pens, any kind of paper will do. i especially like writing stories on the pages of art magazines...

how do you start your day?

Friday, October 9, 2009


Welcome to my new blog.

A place for you to find out what I'm up to or perhaps a place where I find out what you're up to...

I'll be posting all sorts of stuff... so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by.