Sunday, December 16, 2012

Podwear and Prints

Though long hesitant to sell reproductions of my artwork (i.e. not the real things), I am now editioning selected images at Society 6 in the form of not only prints in a variety of sizes (and even on canvas, which is really a bit weird to me), but also as I-phone -pod cases and skins, greeting cards, and throw pillows (fancy!).

Reproductions of several works are available at present, and I will be adding more in the future - the ones I think will reproduce well.  Also, I'm planning on creating work particularly for reproduction, but those are still in the concept phase...

"Spanish Summer Evening," seen above in I-form and, "Going Courting," below, are two of the currently available images

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Release

Here is the newly reissued cd of music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tadesco from Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer which features my painting, "The River Arno at Florence, Yellow,"on its cover.  It is available from JRI Recordings and the link above on the text of the composer's name will take you to the page where you can purchase the cd or the music via i-tunes.

Castelnuovo-Tadesco is a composer with whom I have a limited familiarity, so I've been enjoying getting more acquainted with it on this album: it is twentieth century, but quite melodic, quite enjoyable.  Of course Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer sound great.  The cd definitely gets my recommended stamp and comes with the bonus of not only my artwork on the cover, but that painting's companion piece, "The River Arno at Florence, Pink,"reproduced in the interior of the environmentally friendly cdbook.

The River Arno at Florence, Pink

And don't forget about Nancy Green's earlier cd, "Songs of the Birds," which features another one of my paintings, "Spanish Summer Painting," on its cover.

It is still available at Cello Classics.

Nice treats for upcoming holidays, yes?


Sunday, November 4, 2012

New Paintings and in progress

Pretty busy the past couple weeks or so, but managed to get photos of a couple recently completed paintings and a couple that are still in the works, but are pretty far along.

Nocturne - acrylic on canvas - 16 x 20 inches

Cornell's Napoleon - acrylic on panel - 11 x 14 inches

In progress:

Stay tuned... patiently tuned...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer is hot in Texas

A good time to wear your smart summertime hats.  Would post work in progress, but it's progressed well past the photos I have... and some of it is new paintings now... but will post new pictures soon.

When I get back from the beach by rail: it's quicker.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

That time of year again

I might make trips to the museums in Houston and Fort Worth soon, but probably won't be boating in the country outside of London.  Here are some images of work in progress... I am doing something.

 Reworking another old one, and still working the one below...
 For you pigeon fans...

 ... and another for you grackle fans.
 More on things later.

Perhaps sooner.  Perhaps.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Long time no...


Well not absolutely nothing, but been kind of busy out of the studio: new job, new position at new job... stuff... and after a day looking at the computer screen where do you think is not the first place I want to station myself for updating my blog, checking out facebook, corresponding?

Anyway, I had a few commissions this past fall and winter:

Lady 18x24 acrylic on canvas

Junior and Mary 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas

residence 8 x 10 inches pencil on paper

It isn't green, really, but grey on white: couldn't get a satisfactory edit from the photos I took which were themselves not nearly to my satisfaction. I like the greenish look, though.

In the not commissioned area, you might recall from an August entry that I started recomposing some older canvases. One that had some toile figures on a flower background - one of my pictures that did look too much like wallpaper for even my comfort - I cut into several pieces for some new paintings.

Okay 9 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas

To this one I added table, vase, gin, picture, and pigeon; the flowers in the back and branch were there. The picture is a painting by Deth P. Sun, an Oakland artist whose work I've enjoyed for some time now. I have a couple of his paintings. Check him out.

Still Life with Some of Hokusai's Things and Venus 21 x 30 inches acrylic on canvas

Blueberry Empanada 18 x 24 inches acrylic on canvas

It was inspired by a painting by Manet in the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

Caravaggio Still Life 9 x 12 inches acrylic on canvas

A still life composed of a torso from sculptural ceramics at St. Edward's, a postcard of a work by Uemura Shoen and one of George Stubb's, "Whistlejacket," the catalog from a show of early Baroque work in Rome, "The Genius of Rome," and some other elements.

Two more recompositions:

Still Life with Ceramic Birds 18 x 24 inches acrylic on canvas

Absent the Anecdote 16 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas

I though the pigeon might be looking at a magazine or the Chronicle or something, but decided, as it were, to absent the anecdote...