Commission for Bunni and Paul Copaken on the occasion of Paul’s 75th birthday. This large portrait of Paul on his bicycle hangs in their Aspen, Colorado home.
Another drawing of victim remains from late 1970’s Phnom Penh Cambodia S-21 prison
My friend, accomplished figurative ceramist Misty Gamble, teaches Foundations at the Kansas City Art Institute agreed to model for me wearing her powder-blue faux fur jacket. She was super-animated and great to work with and for. I don’t really know ‘why’, but it seemed to me that a deep green paper color would suit this […]
My friend, Kim Weinberger told me that her friend, Carlos Hernandez, had admired my work at the America Now and Here show and wanted to model for me – she introduced us over drinks and… Well Carlos is a great looking guy and the following weekend he came to my studio to model for me. […]
Miguel Rivera is chair of printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute. He is a wonderful teacher – gentle and thoughtful. He has a great face and as soon as we met I asked if he’d model for a portrait. You can learn all about Miguel and see some of his work on his web […]
Drawing of my friend Danson – again, white and black ink pen on tinted paper. In this piece, I really LOVE the color I painted on the paper. It was so luscious I hesitated to draw over it. I’ve been layering up these colors, mixing pigment suspensions in water and using a spritzer to apply […]
Artist Archie Scott Gobber generously agreed to model for me. We had a pretty good time together — I’d asked him to bring along something of his work and I was thinking he’d bring something large I could place behind him when I photographed him. He brought some very small stuff, actually and I got […]
Famous artist Eric Fischl and film-producer Donald Rosenfeld were in Kansas City to select work for the Kansas City Collection and selected my work. At the same time, Eric introduced the idea of America Now and Here and included my “Michael” drawing in the America Now and Here show the following year.
Robin Carnahan portrait completed April 14, 2011. I first tinted the paper a deep blue using Prussian Blue and Carbon Black pigment suspensions in water. Then I drew in layers of white ink, blue ink, and black ink back and forth until I felt the drawing was no longer improved.
REALLY love this one! I was tempted to title it “this is not Joe’s face” after Magritte’s famous not-a-pipe. In 1991 I was in Japan with a group of US, Canadian, and European karate guys led by Tsutomu Ohshima. Ohshima Sensei organized a fabulous and exhausting tour which included visits to Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto — […]