Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tom's Picture #1

15 x 11 inches, chalk pastel on paper.
Not for sale.
This is one of a pair of commissioned pastel paintings which I did for a friend on Long Island this spring. Both were done using Tom's photos which he took on a white water rafting/camping trip he and his wife Pat took in the Grand Canyon a few years ago. I loved drawing these rocks and water. Except that it made me want to be there. But I wasn't.

But, I am in Oregon, and it is beautiful here. Mostly, though, I've been sneezing, and dealing with vehicle registration. I hope to stop sneezing and start painting again soon.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


11 x 15 inches, chalk pastel on paper.
Not for sale.
Arches National Park is in southeast Utah. This arch is very large; a person can easily stand in the smaller one on ground level. This incredible place has a bunch of arches and bizarre formations.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Leathery Tangerine

5 x 7 inches, oil on board.
This one's past its prime. The top's flattening out and tough as shoe leather. It's on its way to becoming a baseball. Anyway, it still has good color and a mostly round shape. I can't think of a better image to express all that is...Father's Day.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Concrete Paradise

Yes it is. Room enough for several Bummers, Fuelblazers, Escapades, Hexpeditions, Denials, or maybe a few boats and-by cracky! Why not an armored troop carrier?

Here's a last glance back at the Levittown Style of Livin' Large. I'm in Oregon now, and though I love it here, I'm noticing plenty of ugly homes, gardens and vehicles here too. It's a different ugliness though. More personality somehow. Maybe I can document some if it in future posts.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Summer Tree

7 x 5 inches, oil on board.
Here's a leafy green summer image.

Flying to Oregon tomorrow, so I may not be able to put up any pictures for a while.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Forgotten Banana

5 x 7 inches, oil on board.
A banana, caught in the glare of a lamp at night, seems to be asking the question "Is this all there is?"

And I seem to be thinking in response "Would Kay notice if I whittled another thin section out of that berry pie?"

And somewhere out in the forests of Oregon, a small bear is picking up a scent, reaching for his cell phone, and wondering how much fuel is left in the Lear jet.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Yellow Begonia

5 x 7 inches, oil on board.