Friday, July 31, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Modify"

This is an old one, originally for Boys' Life magazine, the magazine of the Boy Scouts, illustrating an article on the SETI program, which searches for intelligent signals from deep space. Such a discovery would certainly "modify" the thinking of some, while only confirming what the rest of us already believe.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Tips on Buying Art"

This article in the July 2009 issue of Dallas Fort Worth House and Home magazine featured one of my paintings, "Bandera", using it as an example of consultant Donna Miller's (very good, obviously) taste in art.
The article surveyed how different specialists in art chose objects for their clients.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Tango"

Like they say, it takes two.
This is "The Mediator", from my "Americana Series".

Thursday, July 16, 2009

George Toomer

A communication arts legend, George Toomer, aka "Buffalo George", died earlier this week at the age of 64. He lived and worked in Dallas, Tx, and was, among other things, an artist, social and food critic, designer, restaurant creator, mentor, prankster, hero and all around good person.
Remembrances of his influence and friendship from the many people who called him friend and colleague can be found at this Facebook page, "Friends of the Buffalo".
A couple of personal notes, he had a nickname for me, "Amish from Space", apparently based on his perception of me as quiet and unassuming and also odd in some way, presumably a good way. He lived and worked in a large two story house in the middle of a heavily developed neighborhood in the shadow of the Dallas central business district ("downtown"), with a wraparound porch. Every time I saw him he would say "Come by and visit and we'll hang out on the porch". I think I did once at least, but not nearly enough. He was full of stories and advice, a witty and entertaining man.
I have no doubt that should there be an afterlife, he is in the middle of it holding court and giving the proprietors what-for about the design and attitudes of the place.
Vaya con Dios, friend.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Hollow"

"Hollow Man" was an unpleasant updated movie version of the H.G. Well's story "The Invisible Man". This piece was an illustration of the first sentence in that classic book.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I take photographs mostly for reference, and I don't consider myself a "Photographer" in any kind of serious sense, but once in a while I take one that I like for its own sake. I might post a few more of them here occasionally.
I like everything about this one, its composition, color and subject.
Hopefully you will, too.