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.
Brightergy did an absolutely incredible job showing me how I could do my part to reduce carbon emissions and help the environment and showed me how affordable that could be – after incentives, about 12 to 18 months break even. Wow! Unfortunately, because half the cost was to be reimbursed by the reluctant Kansas City Power […]
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 […]
In 2004 I shot a bunch of photos of my son, Max, wearing his hair a little spikey, shirtless in heavy boots. I wanted to refresh my moku-hanga woodblock printmaking skills. The prints were hand-pulled from 16 ash blocks using baren (traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking) on 23 x 13 inch sheets of Iwano Ichibei’s gorgeous […]
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.
I promised my wife Linda that I’d complete a king-size bed for Andy’s room before Andy and Lauren arrived home for Christmas. This was an interesting project. The idea was to make a mortise and tenon bed frame to support a plywood platform and memory-foam mattress – with fabulous stacked spherical posts. The spheres would […]