Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Work in progress

working in progress #1

Work in progress #2

Baseball Diary

The Spring of 2016 William Fuller told me he was going to create a series of Anthologies to celebrate Baseball Diary, not an easy task. This small press publication 82-91 was important in my development of a collage language. I am now planning to scan and document all of the covers and the content art...a trip down memory lane! Enjoy
Volume 3 #8
Spaceball Diary 

Volume 3  #31
Gone Fishing 

Volume 3 #15

Volume 3 #5
Pancake Opening Day 

Volume 4 #1
A New Crop


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Outside the Box 2014

Once again I'm participating in the Outside the Box artist challenge.
This time we received 6 10x10 plywood panels to create our art piece.
I did a totem based on Alice in Wonderland
Early White Rabbit 

Early Alice

Early Cheshire Cat 

Two Great Shows at the Crocker

So happy over winter break Jack and I got to visit the Crocker Museum and see two great shows.

Blast from the past

Magpie News 1994...


Took and old canvas with some pencil work on it and started exploring with color, collage and line...don't know where it going yet, but I'm liking the journey.

Blue Cafe for Jack

Started this project August 2013, laying out shapes and colors...

Cutie Pies in the Sky

Completed piece for Savannah summer 2013

Birthday Flowers

My sister Beth sent me lovely flowers for my birthday and my friend Simone also gave me flowers so I decided to combine them in a vase a make a painting in a day...and I did. Of course I continued to add details over the next 2 months. The finished product was given to my parents for Christmas this year.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Interview with Julie Heffernan


Wonderful interview with painter Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan, "Self Portrait Dressing Wounds" (2012), oil on canvas, 67 x 70 in (all images courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York)
Julie Heffernan, “Self Portrait Dressing Wounds” (2012), oil on canvas, 67 x 70 in 
(all images courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York)

Cutie Pies in July

...it's coming a long!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Late Breaking Noose: "A Play About Snakes"

Another great piece by the artist Judith Schaechter

Late Breaking Noose: "A Play About Snakes":  click to enlarge! This piece took nine months to make…like being pregnant. But with snakes. Why nine months?   Well, its ...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Artist Jesse Reno

Really interesting artist, working both with figures and abstract

Building a painting artist Jesse Reno


teesha's circus: Mermaids Galore

teesha's circus: Mermaids Galore: I just have to show you all the work that is being created in our Mermaid Circus Online class !  I am amazed and astounded at not only the ...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Cutie Pies in the Sky Update July 2013

Still building the layers of this piece, a little larger format than previous works and it takes a while to see all of the forms and creatures. Need to adjust a few colors and get more movement.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Quilt Show Feb 2013

Drawing with Auntie

During my visit, I got to spend some time drawing and creating with my sister's two wonderful kids...lots of imaginative fun...

FT at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art

In Feb I went to visit my parents in VA. Mom and I spent a day touring the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. They have a wonderful space and some great pieces. This is one of my favorite by the artist Fred Tomaselli,
entitled Woodpecker (2008). The collage and painted details are a true inspiration.

FT at the Brooklyn Museum


Sunday, February 10, 2013

here on earth: escape

here on earth: escape: "reality doesn't impress me.  i only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, i escape, one way or ...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Painting for Savannah

My daughter asked me to create a painting for her room so, I'm using some of her favorite colors as well as Japanese influences and my own crazy style can't wait to see what this becomes...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nipples to the wind

Painting Project #2, "Nipples to the wind" progress overview as of January 30, 2013.

Overview January 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Painting project 2

Starting a new painting piece here are some early images as the work builds. Adding more shading and working with a different color pallet than the Dumbo piece.

January 12, 2013

January 13, 2013
January 21 2013, #1
January 21 2013, #2
January 30, 2013

Art around town

My very arty friend Meredith creates special little art gifts that she then leaves around town as a surprise and a treat to all who are lucky enough to find one. Here are some examples of her work on her pinterest board.


The sketchbook project

Savannah and I signed up to take part in the sketchbook project. See the link below for details.


Here are some bits and pieces of that project. Savannah took all of the photographs our overall theme was "the seasons" .

Sketchbook Cover art

Surreal...maybe continues

After the rush of the holidays I have returned to my painting, at this point I am calling it the Dumbo project. Here are some images from the recent sessions...
January 13 2013 (I)
January 13, 2013 (2)
January 15, 2013

November 27-January 15 work in progress 2012-13

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hand Drawn Holiday Cards

Years ago we use to send out hand drawn holiday cards. I didn't call them Christmas cards because only on a few occasions did I actually make the December 25th deadline. They were pen and ink pieces with a very brief news letter/update inside. As our family grew and changed so did the cards. Here are a few of these fun timeless slices of our life.

December 1990