After a three-day karate special training, I asked one of my juniors, Dinh Hoang, if he would model for me. His eyes had ‘that look’ people get after hard practice, and I wanted to show that kind of metaphysical clarity. Details of completed drawing Details of work in progress
Small drawing, unusually narrative, colors just a teeny tiny bit saturated.
I painted a large sheet of heavy watercolor paper with numerous layers of red, yellow, and blue pigments in water, then drew in black and white ink. I particularly like that one hand is drawn only with black and the other only with white while the interplay of the squiggly ink hatches recreate the illusion […]
I was invited to design the covers for the July, 2013 Bohemian zine – four of the staff were kind enough to model for the cover drawing and the editor modeled for the ‘insert print’ which we folded up and saddle stitched inside as the centerfold.
For my 61st birthday in June of 2012, my mother-in-law treated my family and me to dinner at the fabulous Rieger Hotel Restaurant. We were seated by a very tall and slender (and gorgeous) hostess who was showing a lot of tattoo ink. I said I would love for her to model for me and gave […]
I wanted to try to realize something closer to naturalistic color. I’d tested a Japanese pen (Pilot Choose) with pigmented inks which, unlike most pens I’ve tested, would continue to write until the ink was gone. These were advertised as permanent with excellent light-fastness. I needed to learn how the colors blended when overdrawn, so […]
March 11, 2013 I completed this drawing. I painted a large sheet of exceptionally heavy hot press watercolor paper with many layers of carbon black, yellow, blue, and magenta pigment. It produced a wonderful dotty grain and the color quality, though neutral, is so satisfyingly complex and varied. I began drawing Addy and Arthur. Arthur […]
March 4, 2013 I completed a larger than life drawing over painting of my studio assistant, Madeline Cass, and her friend, Kit Landwehr. I drew the outlines of the color areas on the heavy drawing paper, then laid mylar over the drawing and hand-cut the color shapes with a sharp blade, being careful not to […]
Erik Brunvand curated a Southern Graphics print exchange called “Homespun Technology” and asked me to send an edition of ‘prints’ (drawings with painting). In this portfolio the artists respond to the theme of “Homespun Technology” in both literal and thematic ways. Some use their own homespun technology in the production of their prints. Others use […]
In January, 2013, I made several portraits of Madeline, my studio assistant, looking to the Van Gogh self portrait dedicated to Gaugin.