Tuesday, December 9, 2008

UFO

In progress.
I laugh.
I am not a serious artist.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Scenes for Mysteries

One of my first entries was quick little doodles of this idea. It amused me too much to let go so I started painting them on board. Wanted to keep them fairly small. These are about 18" square. Haven't gotten very far since I'm focused mostly on large canvas still. But thought I'd post them because I have nothing else to post.



















































In order:
"Scene for UFO"
"Scene for Bigfoot"
"Scene for Lake Monster"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Other Artists

Instead of placing the works of contemporaries and links to their websites here, I've created a new blog for that. It's called "All the Art Out There"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

De Blinde






















A sketch I did quite a few years ago of a painting in Antwerp by Gustave Van de Woestyne. Wish I could see the original again. The sketch does no justice to it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Moonlit Winter Landscape















click on this image to view large. Please.
Remigius van Haanen 1812 - 1894 "A Moonlit Winter Landscape"

I just don't sketch enough

Hell, I work full time and I'm a new dad and I still paint. So filling this blog with nothing but my boring sketches would be a little slow. So I'm adding occasional and curious images that intrigue or inspire me. Here goes..

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tree House


Was thinking about a silly story I wrote a while back about a squirrel who gets lost and almost drowns but doesn't because of a friendly beaver and it's all very sweet and stupid. Anyway it made me think of his home in a tree. His is much higher up I think, but this one is kind of intriguing.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Back Yard


Fairly dull sketch of my backyard.
Haven't added anything in a while though.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Medieval Village























Drawn from someone's photo of Saint-Cirq Lapopie in France.
Dropped some background landscape to emphasize the cliff face.
Don't know why I've always been so fascinated by the middle ages. In high school I drew a lot of castles not much different from this.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Winter Road

This painting resulted from the sketch below.
It was never titled.

















Untitled 2008


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cyclopolot










An old doodle.
It make me laugh.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mummy's head


Why all the morbid images?
Perhaps it's just that so many people have asked me (with such warm and hopeful light in their eyes) how the birth of my daughter would affect my art, that I can't resist a bit of sarcastic visual response.

A skull


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Interesting paintings

If what makes a painting interesting is something that must be explained then there's not much point in painting it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

a piano

Started a very typical painting last week, of a road at night. Of course there's a fire in the middle of the road because I can't resist putting a fire in everything, still. At first I placed the single wooden chair in front of the fire as usual. But that seemed a bit tired so I changed it to an upright piano.

Much better.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A burial


from a photo in an old Smithsonian magazine.
The photo was far more eloquent than this sketch.

become an artist

To become an artist requires at first a modicum of talent followed by ever increasing amounts of stubbornness and vanity.

To become a successful artist requires something else as well. Probably a lot of glad-handing, but then what would I know about it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Vaux Swifts at Chapman School

The swifts are back in town.
I did the following sketch last year while watching them swirling down for their nightly rest (or an eternal rest as it were for one hapless swift that fell victim to the talons of a hawk perched upon the threshold).


















Later painted it up in the studio.
It's not my intention generally to show finished paintings on this blog. I have a website for that. But I don't often paint from sketches and I thought the comparison might be interesting.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tree trunk


A tree near my day job.
Nice tree.
Bad job.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Magic Portals

As a child I imagined and longed for a magic portal through which I could enter another world. Now that I'm an adult I know that magic portals exist only as a means for other worlds to enter ours.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monolith


Pencil doodle.
Why?
What?
?
?

A cat


doodle of a cat named Kashona.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scenes for mysteries










Scene for Bigfoot











Scene for UFO











Scene for lake monster



Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Everyone's doing it...

Since everyone and their evil twins seem to have a blog I thought I might see what all the fun and fuss is.
Here's a picture.
Fire. I love fires.

So what is this BLOG all about? Who knows. Who cares. I'll just put stuff up now and then, or I won't. We'll see what happens. Or Only I will. Probably no one will ever know. Perhaps I will never tell anyone. That might be kind of amusing.