Friday, March 25, 2011


I'm looking forward, for our cats' sake, to the coming June beetle season. Those fat, slow flying bugs are among their favorite early Summer toys. Here is a drawing of Scout relaxing while contemplating her next act of insect torture.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fair Trade

I do these pieces in the "Neo-Retro" style because I really enjoy the process. And they are really fast to produce. Speed of production has always been a problem for me. My mentors worked very laboriously on their own image making and when I was in college the fact that a project required fifty hours to create was some kind of wacko (in retrospect) badge of honor. My acrylic paintings still are very labor intensive, but that labor is one of love, to be sure. But it's still nice to be able to make an image quickly that still has visual strength, and it's great to mix up the media once in a while. Keeps us fresh in all areas of endeavor.
As with all of these postings, you can click the image to see it bigger.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Light Bugs

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Hecho En Dallas

"Made in Dallas", in its English translation, is a regional juried exhibit held annually at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. My painting "Eli" was included this year. Here are some photos from the event, last night, March 10.
When I know the artist I'll mention it, and if I don't remember I'll just leave the photo without comment. If anyone reading this can and wants to identify anyone's work, feel free to do so in the comments and I'll add the info.

Outside the entry to the show.

Inside at the show.

Here I am with "Eli", looking fairly relaxed.
Me, that is, not "Eli".

To get some scale for Sherry Owens' beautiful Crepe Myrtle branch wall sculpture, I asked Becky to stand beside it.

Jeanne Camp McIntosh with a painting from her swimming pool series.

A large painting by Michael O'Keefe.

James Michael Starr.

Susan Lecky.

I want to thank the jurors, Awadh Baryoum, Elizabeth Mellott, and Marty Ray, for including my work in this year's show.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Chooser

How are choices decided upon? There are times when it seems the choices made by the choosers are random at best. That may be unfair as an observation, but no more so than how choices are often made.
This is another Neo-Retro sample, with that in mind.