Friday, December 29, 2006

acrlic on paper with self leveling gel, black lava gel, and fiber gel.

These works are so fascinaitng to do. They are a challenge to keep simple and yet interesting.

Available for purchase.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

10X7" on gessoed paper (archival). Acrylic inks, texture mediums, castings and transfers.

This is part of an ongoing experimental series.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

12X12" with acrylic on MDF panel skinned in canvas. Lace paper and gel medium along with duochrome and metallic colors.

Monday, December 25, 2006


Acrylic on canvas with castings and texture mediums.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

PAD #9

6X8" on paper with castings, transfers, paper and glass beads with an acrylic paint base.

6X8" on printing paper.

Acrylic, transfer, glass beads and acrylic sheeting.

Another in the one a day series.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Of course I can't leave it alone if it doesn't feel just right. So after a small addition it feels right.

Life seems to be getting in the way of painting these days.

This I think done. It is 6X8" approximately, with acrylic sheeting, handmade papers and texture gels and mediums to give it a bit of diversity and interest. These are actually fun to do.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Finally finished it seems. Think it was just waiting to see where I would be going. Tricky little efforts now and again have to test me to make sure I am paying attention.

Acrylics on MDF with metal leaf, castings and drizzles.

Size: 18X18"

This is one of those that comes from somewhere that I am unable to pinpoint. It has to do with deep stirrings and memories not fully realized.

The next in the series. A minor departure with the circular format making a return.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

PAD #5

6X8" on gessoed paper with metal leaf, castings and acrylic paint.

These are getting interesting in how they seem to be changing and turning into something quite different. It sure is interesting and challenging. It is far to easy to just say "hey, I can one tomorrow".

Friday, November 24, 2006

6X8" on paper with metal leaf, skeletal leaf, handmade paper from Tibet, and acrylic paint.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Just when I thought it done, it surprised me and said, you ain't finished yet bucko! Well, I never. Oh well, I did.

This is the third in three days. What an experience this is. In between I have had meetings, other paintings, social obligations and cleaning, more cleaning and more endless cleaning.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Image 2

6X8" on gessoed rag paper with acrylics, metal leaf, pencil and leaf skeleton. Seems to be taking a new direction at this point in time and it just feels right.

Monday, November 20, 2006

a new start

Having been gone for far to long, it is about time for me to get back to work and made some art.

As a starting point I have begun with small works on paper. Easy and fun and don't have to be taken far to seriously. Just what I need right now.

Now if I can

this piece is no longer available for purchase.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Meditation #49, the finish

It took a few days to figure it out, and I might add a great deal of soul searching but I think I made it through.

See what you think....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

another update

This has been an interesting week, my stress levels are increased four fold. This new work has been a challenge and one I may not have met with great finesse. The colors are good but the composition is of question. Just need some time to sit and look at it and see if I want to change it.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

an update.

It has been a while since I have entered anything. I have had a very successful show at the art center. I coordinated the show for the Art of Travel which involved two art centers and about 300 entries in my department alone.

I also had my own show to coordinate at a local gallery. I painted 43 works since January specifically for this show. It allowed choices for the show by the gallery stylist. Always a good move.

This show comes down on Saturday.

Teaching went well and all was great at the end. I had 14 students which certainly was a nice sized class. I am wondering if I shouldn't try to teach at other venues. We shall work on that one.

Thanks for the drop by, I appreciate you taking the time to look and to comment if desired.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Meditation 34

It has been a busy time, teaching has taken quite a bit of time and getting ready for a big show at the art center ate up almost three months. I have a show at a gallery in 5 weeks and I need to be all ready for it to be delivered the first week of May. I am getting there.

This work is 18X18" on canvas with gauze, acrylic paint, acrylic castings and other little goodies added for the fun of it.

Saturday, February 11, 2006


I have put the first 18 images from the current series in a neat little file on the net.

You can see it at:

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Meditation #16
acrylic, bronze beads, brass key, cheesecloth and all of the other usual characters. this is becoming an amazing event.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Meditation #14

acrylic pigments and mediums on
with expanded metal screen
glass beads
oriental coin and other fun stuff.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


acrylic on artboard with a new experimental pigment that is dichroic in a purple/turquoise tone. Bronze bead and bone discs from Africa, antique key (US), various and sundry other items.

Monday, January 23, 2006

These are in the chute. Meditation #11 (Purple/black) is done but #10 is still in the shop. Trying to figure out where to go next on this one.

Meditation #11 is 8X8"
acrylic on artboard with glass beads, antique key, aluminum expanded metal, brass "face" bead, and metal leaf (synthetic).

Thursday, January 19, 2006

a new one.....

Mediation #9
8X8" acrylic on multimedia artboard with coin and Yupo Paper insert, and assorted mediums.

this will eventually, like all the others, be mounted in a shadowbox affair in a natural maple frame and black backing and plexiglas cover. Looks pretty OK.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Meditation #8

8X8" Acrylic on multimedia artboard with bronze oriental coins and glass beads.


Trying to catch up a bit here. Thanks for looking.

8X8" on multimedia artboard.

The oriental coins are still of great fascination to me. There is a rawness to this that is refreshing to me. I am looking at more of the genre. There does appear to be a certain meditative quality when I am working on these. Certainly of some internal value.