Sunday, March 25, 2012

Twittering vs tweeting

I have now joined the Twittering Machine (with apologies to Paul Klee) and be "followed" via Twitter.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hecho en Oak Cliff

"Across the Pond",
11 by 14 inches, acrylic and found objects on paper.

"Long Winters Sleepwalk",
6 by 8 inches, acrylic on canvas.

Today's the opening for "Hecho en Oak Cliff", a survey of artists living and working in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas.
The curator, David Kirkland, chose "Across the Pond" and "Long Winters Sleepwalk" for the exhibit.

The other artists included are Kael Alford, Thorne Anderson, James Behan, Chuck and George, Steve Cruz, Val Curry, Richard Dougherty, Art Garcia, Lucas Martell, Tina Medina, Kenda North, Kim Cadmus Ownes, and Erik Tosten.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hummingbird drawings

These sketchbook drawings are studies for a painting I'm planning on the subject of hummingbirds and the sound they make as they approach a flower or feeder and then fly away.
They're based on photographic reference, since drawing the little speedsters from life is beyond my capability. The illustrator Brad Holland quotes a historically famous artist (whose name I can't recall) as saying a great artist should be able to draw a person jumping out of a window before he hits the ground.
Brad goes on to say he can't do that. Neither can I. That may be a little too demanding a standard.
Anyway, the drawing below shows the hummingbirds as they will appear in the painting. The background is still to come.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Charles Baudelaire" and "Vortex Tour" at home.

Here are "Charles Baudelaire" and "Vortex Tour" hanging in the home of the collectors who now own them. The "Baudelaire" hangs beneath another work I don't know anything about. It works well with the blue wall and the colors in the other work.
"Vortex Tour" is on this deep purple wall, which helps it appear to glow. It's 30 by 24 inches, which is hard to ascertain without any context, such as furniture and such.
Thanks very much to the collectors for sending me these photos.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Barefoot Hippies

I did this piece for my friend Kathy Corbin and her band Barefoot Hippies. She didn't ask me to, I just did it because the name inspired me. I was thinking of a bare foot and the shape of the foot and the image of the guitar seemed to come together naturally. I like when that happens and I wish it happened more often.
She likes it, so what is done with it remains to be seen, but it will be fun to see it used.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Magpie in Taos

"A Magpie This Fall" is now showing at Copper Moon Gallery in Taos, NM. Here are photos of the painting in the window of the gallery and inside on a cool easel.
The photos were generously provided by Taos artist and neighboring gallery owner Greg Moon.