Monday, September 30, 2013


Have stolen J.'s and A.'s boat.

Just in time for their anniversary.

A hand-finished frame
around the finished oil on collage.
About 16 inches square.

Letter forms in the speedy landscape!

Friday, September 27, 2013


This might be suitable
for this year's Christmas card.

Yesterday I laid in patches of yellow.
Most of the painting was done with a 
rough little brush, as you see.

Oil on collage.
9 x 12 inches.
There's gold to be added
and I'll call it 
"Star Basket."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's all about me.....

My ad for the 
A quality publication and souvenir.

is pretty visible in town
so doggies share the page.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


are getting a nice look:
a studio artifact.

You can print on the deli-wrap
in traditional relief technique using acrylic paints.
I cleaned out my nearly spent Liquetex tubes/jars.

Or you can do a crude intaglio process by
forcing the acrylic paint down into the grooves
(I use a credit card)
and pressing deli wrap into the grooves with a clean credit card.
I thinned the paints with gloss medium.

I have a desk-top file called
I'll save this altered image of the block in it.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014

By invitation: I'm submitting this image
The organization creates a poster for the popular event.

January 22nd through the 26th, 2014.
We'll see lots of cooks, foodies and gourmands
lining up for special tastes from the keys' talented chefs
and far-flung vintners.

The sun is sipping red wine;
a pinot noir for my taste.

Light in red wine:

The 16 x 20 image
is acrylic on collage
of printed paper from my own blocks.

A close-up:

The little zippy white parts
are type correction film transfers.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Breast Enhancement....

One of my gallery partners
in a larger format measuring
22 X 28 inches.
The 11 x 14 inch version is the same size as the original oil.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


A well-meaning friend gifted me with an ancient box of hard NU"PASTEL color sticks.
I knew I had to have a textured working surface.
I painted acid -free foam core with a mixture of 
Liquitex neutral gray and clear gesso.
The later makes a gritty working surface.

That morning, I had stopped off at neighbor Maggie's studio where she
had been working with stencils. After she fed me breakfast (thanks!)
I headed in to work at the studio.

I found a whole bunch of stencils I had cut from Bristol paper
and textured some of the panels with definite patterns.
Geometric or florid, I think they might peek through whatever I create
 if I scrape the painted surface a little.

The surface takes the pastel well enough.
Started this to see; I've never worked with these sticks before.

Messy stuff, but interesting. A shot down Smathers Beach of a wedding party.

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Waiting today for a new client
at the studio
I taped off a rectangle
on Arches watercolor paper
and doodled some hounds
with all the tennis balls they could handle.
And that's watercolor on top of acrylic gesso.