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Linda – acrylic on canvas – 35 x 35 inches

Black and white square spirals on gray ground, the black augmented by spirals in a narrower line wid…

untitled (self-portrait)

Experiment with a palette of green, orange, blue, black, and white square spirals.

PRINTKITE Collaboration with Koichi Yamamoto

I met Koichi Yamamoto in early November of 2016 during my term as adjunct professor of printmaking a…

Linda in Black (mokuhanga) 41 x 29.5 inches

Because of the way the four sets of spirals overlap in my painting Linda in Black, it seemed to be a…

untitled (four self-portrait variations ) 36 x 153 inches )

Painted in overlapping rectangular (rather than square) spirals, each of the four canvases that make…

Elena – painting on canvas – 42 x 54 inches

Another attempt at a more naturalistic color. The reference image in calculating the spiral densitie…

Hal – acrylics on canvas – 72 x 24 inches

Life size portrait of Hal Wert in blue jeans with hands in pockets. Another shot at naturalistic col…

Emily – acrylic on canvas – 72 x 24 inches

A slightly larger than life abstraction from a reference image of Emily. I was trying to show some a…

Emily – acrylic on canvas – 90 x 45 inches

February of 2019 I began to paint the square spirals on canvas. First I’d paint on the unstret…

Emily – 90 x 45 inches

This large canvas is another square-spiral painting on canvas. Painted in red, yellow, blue, and whi…

Collages from painted spirals.

In late January of 2019 I produced several works collaged from painted spirals.

Arnolfini Marriage – paintings

January 22 and 23, 2019 I made two paintings, both highly abstracted renditions of Van Eyck’s …

Sinjun – painting – 44 x 30 inches

In this painting, the portrait of Sinjun in red paint on an intense blue ground is entirely lost in …

self – painting – 42 x 30 inches

Self portrait painting in yellow, red, blue, white on olive green ground on BFK. Still playing with …

Self – painting – 42 x 30 inches

Another self portrait painting, this one in red and blue spirals on white paper.

Linda in Black – painting – 42 x 30 inches

This, I think, is one of the most successful of the spiral paintings. A very simple and highly abstr…

Linda – painting – 42 x 30 inches

An interesting experiment in color and the interplay of layers of different size spirals. From a dis…

Self – painting – 42 x 30 inches

Self portrait – another more or less failed effort to attain a naturalistic color. Still playi…

Self – black and white painting – 42 x 30 inches

Painted in black and white acrylics over a gray acrylic ground, I was experimenting here with varyin…

Sinjun – painting – 42 x 30 inches

Another attempt to realize naturalistic color. Red, yellow, blue, black, white on gray ground. Hmmm.…

self – painting – 42 x 30 inches

An effort to produce naturalistic color in this self portrait painted in red, yellow, blue, black, a…

Miguel – painting – 42 x 30 inches

After the holiday, I made this second effort to portray my friend, Miguel Rivera, in square spirals,…

Linda – painting – 44 x 30 inches

A portrait of my wife, acrylic painting on paper

First medium scale square spiral paintings

My first efforts to make medium scale paintings on paper using acrylic paint pens in a special jig I…

Untitled self portrait: edition of 17 drawings

My untitled self portrait for a print exchange exhibited at Southern Graphics Council 2019 in Dallas…

“Elena” life size pen and ink drawing

This was a long LONG process. Large drawings like this always take a long time, but this one took ab…

Small drawings with square spirals

Why spirals? Because I can vary the density of my lines in any area without cross-hatching and witho…

Large drawing (Hal) with nested squares

One issue with my simple drawing tools is that, for the most part, the mark produced is uniform in w…

32 Small drawings with characters

July through November of 2018 I made a slew of small drawings in ink on paper using the two AxiDraw …

Peregrine Bunny

For several months I’d been immersed in a large commission piece for a very large corporation.…

Linda

This drawing was made on a full sheet of Rives BFK Black paper, using white ink and the AxiDraw. The…

Dad and Linda: first small AxiDraw drawings

The AxiDraw is a simple, precise, and versatile pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost…

Two small woodcuts using a wedged registration jig

Many mokuhanga (Japanese technique woodcut) printers are using an L-shaped kento registration jig. T…

Secret Garden (clover woodcut)

“Secret Garden” is a view of clover near my Kansas City home, shot with my iPhone while walking Dais…

What if Christ died of natural causes?

Having considered the act of creation through coding various processes to draw and paint, then docum…

Allyson 46 x 25

Drawing designed in 60 layers of colored ink lines but output via large format pigment printer rathe…

Kelsey

Kelsey Wroten is an amazing illustrator and graphic novelist. Originally from Kansas City, Kelsey no…

Sinjun drawing 50 x 34 inches

The fabulous photographer, Sinjun Strom, Minnesota native, was a student at the Kansas City Art Inst…

Leone and Megan

In 2015, Megan Mantia and Leone Reeves were performance artists in Kansas City (later in Los Angeles…

Wow Mom and other textual drawings

My mother was born January 7, 1931 and died May 5, 2013 at 82. She and Dad had been married since sh…