Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Broken Teacup

This broken teacup sits on my kitchen counter, a permanent display of the regretful results of my haste. I keep the cup to remind me to slow down, and to take time to care for and enjoy everything around me.

This is a 5.5" x 8.5" scratchboard drawing, intended for the January Black and White Show at Danbury Art & Frame.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Geisha Doll Scratchboard

Finding a couple pieces of old student-grade scratchboard in my art supply stash, and resurrecting my equally old and atrophied drawing skills, I begin to produce work for a January show at Danbury Art & Frame where the theme will be "Black and White". The Geisha doll may be familiar to you. It was the subject of two paintings done years ago. She appears again, in memory of Milton Collette, and the great love he felt for his wife of many, many years.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Torpedo Onion

A rainy Labor Day afternoon, and I'm finally using the old pallet and brush again. Have you ever seen one of these strange-looking onions?

But painting was too much like serious work, so I began to play. . . 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fun In the Works

Inspired by visits to the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center last February, I've been having fun constructing 3D art with paint and mat board. 

Here are a few happy snaps of the work in progress. . .

When you're in Phoenix and want to see something original, go to the Ceramics Research Center, home to the absolutely most mind-bendingly unique art in the US.

If that's not wild enough, visit the  MIM - the Musical Instrument Museum. Be prepared to see and hear every kind of musical instrument that's ever existed on the planet. You may even get to play some of them. 

Oh, and remember to arrive hungry. The cafeteria there is awesome.

Another Sketch from the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Another sketch celebrating improvisation, collaboration, and the freedom of jazz, a souvenir from the 2013 Litchfield Jazz Festival.

5" x 7" acrylic paint on matboard, for sale in my Etsy shop.
Love it? Own it!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Shooting Star Over Litchfield Jazz Fest

The music of Eddie Palmieri heats up the tent under a velvet sky, while the altos remind me of my father. My friend calls out. "Hey, a shooting star!"

Just a 5" x 7"quick sketch of the experience, acrylic on matte board.