Monday, July 23, 2012

Dining Bat

is a series of 12 dozen articles
inspired by our surroundings near Key West.
My partner , Bill Suddaby, wrote them.

I'll do a dozen digital illustrations for the self-published book.


Oil on panel; 16 X 20 inches

An imaginary outing on the water.

Near an interesting shoreline.

Where all sorts of plants grow.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


is word-of-the-week
Too good a pun to pass up.
Corel Painter.


Dice up some garlic and a big shallot and cook in butter in a skillet ‘til translucent. Set aside to cool.

While that’s on : wash , drain and chop cilantro and scallions. Grate a big handful of cheese

(I used snoked gouda for our party; usually use parmesan or a hard savory cheese) and 

mix with the greens in a bowl. Toss with a good amount of Italian breadcrumbs until coated.

In the same bowl add lean, ground turkey meat and one whole egg and the shallot garlic 

mixture. I clean up the excess butter from the skillet with a bit of breadcrumbs and add that, 

too. Mix all together by hand until greens and shallots equally dispersed.

Put a big skillet on with olive oil and start to make the meatballs. When the oil is hot,  space

 them around the skillet and turn them as needed til done. It’s really a big assembly line of 

rolling the balls whilst the others cook. Remove the cooked ones to drain on paper towels.

Add more oil if needed to the pan and bring to temperature and start the next group.

These can be frozen to microwave later. I made my batch the day before and just 



Friday, July 20, 2012

Acrylic, watercolor on collage.
Badry collection.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One of many dog images, you know.
Lucky 13 of 25 prints. $50.

Impressed drawing with oil pastel,
watercolor and acrylic.

The watercolor fills the drawing's grooves
but beads up on the oil pastel.
This was such a flat design I set them running
in front of ancient pyramids on the Nile.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


That means chow-hound.
Signed edition of 25 prints
from the mixed medium original.
Watercolor over oil pastel
for a sketchy line.

About 6 X 8 inches for an 11 X 14 inch frame. $38.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Edition of 50 signed prints
from an original mixed medium painting.

Watercolor letters for a Scooby-Doo sound.

Monday, July 16, 2012

is the word this week on
Here's my most popular print of a dog.
The owner of the original collage
has a bunch of rescue dogs.

Each print is finished with 23 carat gold
on the halo and dog tag.

Framed. $135 and $220.
11 X 14/ 16 X 20.

is a little digital drawing
reproduced in an signed, open edition.
Popular, ready to frame and fits in a travel bag.

11 X 14 inch format.

Image size: 4.5 X 5 inches.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This went quickly
'cause I thought about it
last night.

Painter 12.

Monday, July 9, 2012

too close.
She's sleeping through afternoons of lightning and thunder.
But all our dogs have been like that.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Acrylic over oil monoprint.
Everybody's going swimming.

Prints available.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


 I used to study singing
and had a blast learning all kinds of things.

My teacher gave me some old, brittle sheet music.
It's here as the floor of the stage. I scanned the music
to a more sturdy, archival paper.

Indent rag board with a heavy-handed drawing.
Rub oil pastel over the entire surface.
Watercolor flows into the pencil grooves for a sketchy, "batik" line.

Prints available at the gallery.

Friday, July 6, 2012


I call fat-cats "sumo kitties."
He can use the fish bowl as a finger bowl now.

I printed 15 of these after drawing the image in Painter.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


So, who's getting up?

Oil monoprint  (SOLD) 
all-but-obscured Fortuny fabric scan.

Blocks of acrylic colors surround the 
textural drawing. More white brushwork mimics 
the look of stamped patterns.

Other line work is
transfered type-correction film.
Some color pencil, too.
Watercolor delineates eyes and nose of lazy feline....

A few prints left.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Oil on linen panel; 11 X 14 inches

'Sulking because they're not the biggest, prettiest or brightest.
This is offered as a paper print with gold ($55.)
as a framed giclee print on canvas.
11 X 14 or 16 X 20. ($135. / $220.)
All formats with 23 carat gold.

Here's the sparkle:


Another embellished oil monoprint (SOLD)
on scans of Fortuny fabric.

The sketchy monoprint line surrounds
the Fortuny hand-print.

Letter forms in watercolor describe
what's in the bowl.

There's a little colored pencil in the composition, too.
A few prints are available.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


for frames to arrive,
let's look at

The original (sold) is a monoprint
with acrylic and watercolor on scans
of Fortuny fabric.
That design atelier's great patterns
are a joy to see.

The smiling heart and beads are painted
over a Fortuny border design. 
The flower hand-print is on very fine cotton.

This portion of the scan
shows a little of the frayed cotton edge.
I usually employ watercolor or gouache for my letter forms.

The crown's edge and face perimeter show 
the oil monoprint's sketchy line quality. 

Monday, July 2, 2012


I place the little black and white dog
in the center of unique collages
made with hand-painted papers from my studio folios.

In no order:
The wave patterns are a monoprint with acrylic paint.
The green border is oil and acrylic on paper.
The grey behind the dog is typo correction film
on acrylic on black Canson paper.

Stamped letters start a thought...
23 carat gold is flourished at his feet.
These are $80. each in rag mats; 11 X 14 inches.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Acrylic on Arches.
6 X 8 inches.