Friday, December 28, 2012

"Flowers and Fruit", acrylic on canvas, 11 by 14 inches.

This painting is a continuation of realizing a drawing made a few years ago as a proposal for a painting in a children's hospital. The commission didn't work out, but I liked the drawing well enough to pursue it.

Here it is below.

Below is the first exploration, in the "Neo-Retro" style, using a mix of "traditional" and digital media.

The original proposal called for the painting to be four by six feet with three dimensional elements breaking out of the sides and top. This one is considerably smaller, with no 3-D, and I think probably works out a lot better anyway.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Southwest Art Magazine

This is the part of the January 2013 Southwest Art magazine article "A Portfolio of Winners" that includes a profile of my work and of me.
The title refers to the work selected by the Artists Magazine for their December 2012 issue featuring the winners and "Honorable Mentions" with work in different categories. My "A Magpie This Fall" received an "Honorable Mention", which means my name was listed, but no image of the work. Southwest Art magazine is running profiles of some of the work from that issue, and I was happy to be included. Of several images I sent they chose "Alfred Lord Tennyson" to accompany my answers to their questionnaire.

As always, I'm gratified and honored to be included.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Autumn Hill" at home

"Autumn Hill", acrylic on canvas, 24 by 20 inches, here in its new home. Nice harmonious wall color, I think.

Monday, December 17, 2012

29 Pieces

Dallas artist Karen Blessen and I once had the same illustration representative in New York. She dropped out of his stable because, as she put it, she "didn't want to be yet another advertising illustrator." She has gone on to do good work for humanity instead of contributing to our acquisitive culture. I've always admired her for this.

This is her latest effort to change the horrific world we seem to be insisting on building for ourselves. Hers is a good cause. It's everybody's cause. She needs everybody's help.
Here's a link to donate: MasterPEACE and here is her group's mission (in the best sense of the word) statement.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gallery at the National Western Club

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I'm honored to be included in the show at the Gallery at the National Western Club, affiliated with the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, this January in Denver.

I'm sending five paintings from September, 2011's "Poets and Cattle" show at Norwood Flynn Gallery.
My sincere thanks to Rose Fredrick, curator of these exhibits, for this opportunity.

Here are the pieces that will be there.

"Alfred, Lord Tennyson", acrylic on canvas, 14 by 18 inches.

"Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley", acrylic on canvas, 16 by 20 inches.

"Sara Teasdale", acrylic on canvas, 16 by 16 inches.

"Elizabeth Barrett Browning", acrylic on canvas, 9 by 12 inches.

"Robert Browning", acrylic on canvas, 9 by 12 inches.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday show

Here I am last night with "Something Wintry" at Norwood Flynn Gallery's small works holiday show.
Note the festive red dot beside it.