Last week I took a 3-day workshop on abstracting figures. I've been wanting to really loosen up in my work and have this idea of just slapping on paint, stepping back, and voila, I've created a masterpiece! While I know that's a pipedream, I'd like to work towards it anyway. So, this workshop was exactly … Continue reading Abstract Figures
I am happy to announce that I have been chosen as the Featured Artist of the Month at Eli Tea Bar in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. Each month a local artist is chosen to showcase their work on the large 9' x 13' wall just inside the contemporary cozy atmosphere. About two months ago, I serendipitously … Continue reading Eli Tea Bar
Hello fellow artisans. I am happy to announce that I have created an account on Fine Art America and have listed some of my original art for sale as well as prints of most of my paintings. Please visit my profile page here if you are interested in purchasing anything. Thank you!
A few months ago, my friend posted a beautiful picture of a Dahlia flower on Facebook. To date, I hadn't painted a close-up lone flower – the fear of all that detail – but I have seen many artists accomplish the task beautifully and I felt up for the challenge. What could be more perfect for … Continue reading Well Hello, Dahlia
Art is all around us. All you have to do is LOOK... For the past year, my younger son has been heavily into magic and cardistry. Cardistry differs from card magic as defined below: While card magic focuses on manipulation of playing cards for purposes of illusion, cardistry is the non-magical manipulation of playing cards with … Continue reading Card Art
A few weeks ago I was paging through the enormous Winter catalog of our local high-end, up-scale mall: Somerset Collection. This "tome" is basically a super-charged glossy Vanity Fair magazine on steroids, with ads from Versace, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Gucci, etc. You get the picture; it's our little slice of Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive or Paris' Champs-Elysees right … Continue reading Continuous Line Drawing
Welcome to 2017 dear followers! This typing thing is a bit difficult since my operation – think back to when you actually learned how to type in middle school and your fingers and wrist muscles were sore for the first few weeks because they hadn't been used before in that way. I can still picture my typing teacher … Continue reading Year in Review and Other Random Thoughts
When I was just a baby, we had a Volkswagen Beetle. It was 1970 and side-burns and "Bugs" were in fashion. Of course I don't remember the vehicle, other than seeing it in photographs and hearing that my Dad smashed the front-end not too long after he bought it. I have the small original photograph of the two … Continue reading Volkswagen Beetle