Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

That Was Fast!

Hardly anytime at all!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Irony Alert!

It seems a bit odd that a movie whose story line both condemns corporate greed and extols the vitues of rain-forest inhabitants would be doing a product tie-in with McDonalds.

Or maybe its just me?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ken Nack, 1923- 2009

With Fernand Leger, Paris, 1950

With Brad at Sea Ranch, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Everywhere is Calm

Hong Kong is present, Taipei wakes up, talk of circadian rhythm..

Monday, December 14, 2009

Exit Strategy

Not necessarily political- just a semi-funny idea (parachute, submarine), though I'm not sure how it reads...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Toby is 7 Today!

Rattlesnake Trail, August, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


One of a series of paintings inspired by old LIFE and National Geographic magazines. The source image for this was actually cobbled together in photoshop from 2 or 3 images of a famous, early 60's American Mt. Everest expedition.

Besides the illusion of gravity and of deep space rushing down the couloir and back (and seemingly tilting up) to the distant glacier, I was intrigued by the state-of-the-art high tech equipment of the day: leather, wool, and nylon. The climbers probably smoked, too, in their tents and warming huts.

oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Charcoal pencil on vellum

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Richard Diebenkorn

had quite a way with paint.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mustard Means Big

Something's brewing out there!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Last night I was reading a spy novel set in 1958, around the time of the sputnik era, and there was a description of the Jupiter rocket that would launch the US's first satellite, and it mentioned that there were the letters "UE" on the side...

I have a painting that I did when I was 8, and it was exactly that rocket.

I happened to be looking at the painting, recently, and wondering why I put those letters, rather than "US" or something. I found the image that I painted it from (must've been in LIFE or Nat. Geo., originally), online. Apparently I was a very diligent copier.

Just now, looking at the original photo and the painting, together, I remembered being 8 years old, with brushes and gouache, in my room with the grey linoleum tile, in the house on Iliaina street, listening to "The Hurdy Gurdy Man".

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Santa Ynez Valley

oil on canvas board, 8 x 10 inches

Done in 1999, on a very cold, very windy ridge off Figueroa Mtn Rd. The easel had to be weighed down with a couple of gallon jugs of water.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Farmer's Market

or should it be "Farmers' Market"?

Either way, a sketch for a painting-to-be

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shaun Tomson

displacing some water on a 6'0'' reflex

Sunday, November 22, 2009

En Plein Air

Franchesci Park


n 16-1/4''t 15-3/4''

fin box at 5'', side fins up 11'', out 6'', 1/4'' toe

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

La Notte

Monica Vitti, painted from a still.

oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Monday, November 16, 2009

I Was on Holiday

Jean Seberg, "Breathless"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

So Old

that its almost new again

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Line Drawings

A couple of random sketches from a figure drawing session. Lines like that seem to come about after thinking stops.

Conté on nicely yellowed newsprint.


Flextail. Super Chine rail. Epoxy/carbon fiber.

But, will the masses go for it?