Friday, September 8, 2017

Crystal Cities 2014-2017 book for sale

I have designed and self-published a second collection of Crystal Cities drawings made between 2014 to today. It's available here. This paperback tome is 176 pages, full color printing on nice paper. A few poetic essays are scattered about to distract the reader. The cost is $35.00 US and it's worth every penny.


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Friday, August 11, 2017

Yikes, Stripes!

The question hardly ever varies: what to paint? I stare at the open sketchbook in front of me and a fully charged watercolor brush in my hand. What is the most elemental motion? Shall I draw a representation of a thing? Shall I simply transfer the paint from the brush to the paper in the most honest and efficient way possible? And after I do that, what do I do next? I will often paint stripes. They look pretty and they reacquaint me with the colors on my palette. And then what? Is it a sampler of colors? A paint chart? And if it is just a paint chart, I could add a bird or two. Or a castle. Or some flowers. I have a crazy, self indulgent job!

08-10-17
charcoal, watercolor, ink
07-29-16
pastel, acrylic, ink
07-16-16
crayon, watercolor, ink
07-26-15
pencil, watercolor
11-16-15
watercolor
02-11-13
collage, watercolor

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Eagle Envy

the East Eagle
the West Eagle
The Eagle with Three Heads
"We have the Best Eagles!"
08-04-17c
ink, crayon

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Battle

There is a battle dragging out inside me between Abstraction and Realism. I go so far with an abstract approach. This is very satisfying but in the end it leaves me hungering for something recognizable or sympathetic --hence, all the birds. Sorry. I persist though. These are from the past week or so.

07-22-17a
07-22-17b
07-24-17b
07-27-17a
07-31-17a
07-31-17b
08-01-17c

Friday, July 21, 2017

Peaceable Kingdom

The gang's all here.

"Peaceable Kingdom
07-19-17a
watercolor, ink
Owl
Nuthatch
Squirrels & Woodpeckers

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Ferny Forest

In the in-between time, an owl notices you.
It lives in a funny forest with parasol trees.
Ambitious ferns, but… no.
07-09-17a
mixed media

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Washy Watercolor

I think this approach is more prevalent during the Summer: straight, simple watercolor --like a child would do.
07-01-17
08-17-07
Concert for Planet Q
fictional poster
12-26-07
03-20-08
07-06-16
07-30-10

Friday, June 9, 2017

Free Spirit

The Musician
(inspired by "Il Cembalo di Partenope")
05-15-17a
Birds Making Music
05-29-17b
mixed media
Free Spirit
05-20-17b

Monday, May 29, 2017

Flights of Fantasia

Let me tell you a story…
05-12-17

Apollo and Cupid had a disagreement
05-12-17

Cupid  was the more cunning archer and caused Apollo to pursue the beautiful nymph Daphne who was equally opposed to his determined ardor.
05-12-17
Apollo finally catches Daphne but she escapes by appealing to her father who transforms her into a laurel tree. Apollo still thinks he's pretty hot stuff. Men!
05-13-17
But in quiet moments, surrounded by the settled knowledge that he cannot have what he most desires, Apollo loves and helps other creatures
05-14-17a
And he accompanies the solitary musician in her room where it's always a golden afternoon (inspired by "Il Cembalo di Partenope")
05-15-17a
detail
detail

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