Monday, November 28, 2011

Sketch gra la

Just to keep you here until the paintings are finished. I have started working on them again. I barely made it through Thanksgiving with my life.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

If You Remove the Glasses the Demons Will Fade

I have not been able to sit at my table and paint. Creeping cruds with fever. But I could do short bouts reclining and drawing. Yeah even when I am at death's door I have to work. It's just so much fun. So anyway which do you prefer the original, top, or with slight value changes, bottom. Randy I promise I'll get back to your painting as soon as I can sit up for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Illustrators 54 Accepted

This was also selected for Illustrators 54. My first selection in the book category. I am happy even as I type with a fever.


Sunday, November 20, 2011


The Basement Gallery is auctioning off ornaments for Life's Kitchen. Here's mine. Probably won't be able to give it away but at least I have a heart. My students won't believe it but I do.
Basement Gallery

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Illustrators 54 Medal

The word on the street for awhile was that the Society of Illustrators NY was not keeping up. Kinda like the 19th century academy. The street is not saying that anymore or it's not paying attention. Still the gold standard for illustrators in my opinion because of the variety and quality. Proof? Well how else would something like this win a medal in the next annual, Illustrators 54. Anelle Miller, director of SI, called yesterday (I love that she calls all who got in) to inform me that I had been awarded Silver in the institutional category. This is my second medal with SI NY. Unbelievable. Of course it'll take another year to earn enough bribe money for the next one.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I am working a some pretty intense paintings and when I do that I usually have a few drawings going at the same time to keep me sane. Here is one I just finished on some old photo mounting paper.

New Yorker Event

Wish I could be there for this event! But I did see a coyote out my studio window.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Painting Again

I never stopped painting really. Just all that other stuff getting in the way. So here is a very traditional, normal piece that you might see in Southwest Art Magazine or something. I'll get back the the strange stuff later.

"Rate of Travel"