Friday, November 19, 2010

New work IN PROGRESS - Kids on Wheels Series

People often ask where my ideas or inspiration come from. Well, many different things spark my creative spirit and my imagination. For instance, the skates below that I found in a second hand store struck a note and I knew I wanted to make a sculpture incorporating them. Then I thought I could expand it to a series of "kids" on wheels since I had an old wooden scooter that I purchased many years ago, and a bicycle fender that could be turned into some sort of vehicle. I got to work and did some drawings of possible sculptures.

Below is the work in progress using the skates. This sculpture will also include a dog on a skate board. I'm also doing a painting of this work. I've shown the very start of this with the underpainting. I usually don't show my work in such early stages, but I thought it might be fun to document the process - more or less.

The finished works will all look very different!!! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This is my latest work "Cassandra" who is made from recycled puppet parts made several years ago by a wonderful puppet maker named Raven who now lives in London. I was lucky enough to find her (the puppet) at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse. I changed her from a jointed puppet to a sculpture by adding stationery arms, legs, hips, etc. made from paper clay and plaster and clothing her in a cut down vintage nightgown which has been treated with fabric stiffener. I also added vintage costume jewelry, clay mules, some graying hair and paint. She's seated on a recycled doll's highchair with extended legs. She is holding a hand mirror and glances wistfully away after seeing the reflection of her aging face.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

SCAL figurative show

This has been a busy week. Got together some pieces for an "Animal" show at the gallery REFINED BY FIRE here in Point Richmond. The show opens tomorrow night.

Also sent my application in today for the Santa Cruz Art League's October figurative show. Two pastels and a sculpture. We'll see what happens.

Solitude in Blue

Solitude in Red

Piano Man

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday's Opening at Sanchez Art Center

The opening was amazing. Another enthusiastic large crowd and sooo many wonderful artists and their work. Thanks to my friends who attended the opening and for their support. You guys are great!

Maureen and me

L to R: Maureen Bruce, Sharon & Michelle
Me, Bruce & Sharon pointing out Bruce's photos

Clara from San Francisco
Marge looking for her favorite.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday Night's Preview of 50/50 2010

The preview opening was a big success. Lot's of folks showed up to see the art work and lots of sales were made. Tonight's free opening reception should be equally good. See you there?

And who's work is this woman looking at? Hmmm.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sanchez Art Center 50/50 Show 2010

The photos are hung in the gallery with care in hopes that the viewers soon will be there.

Come see them all up close and personal. There is a lot of great art to see. Show details below.

PRIVATE PREVIEW - Thursday July 29 - 7-9 pm

A limited number of tickets will be sold. Be among the first to see the show in a comfortable atmosphere and reserve your purchases.
Tix: $10.98 advance available online ($20 door) You can purchase tickets from

GRAND OPENING RECEPTION - Friday July 30, 6-10 pm Free
GRAND CLOSING - Sunday August 29, 1-5 pm Free

1220 Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica CA 94044 650.355.1894

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Last of the 50/50 - Monday's Photo #50

Self Portrait
DIgital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

I'm done, I'm done hooray, hooray, I'm done. (Dancing feet!)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday's Photo #49

Dog On The Run
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday's Photo # 47

Five Puppies
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday's Photo #46 for 50/50 Show

What? You think it's another wire basket? Uh uh, actually ...

I See Dog Faces
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday's Photo #45

Wire Basket #1
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Saturday, Sunday & Monday's Photos #41, 42, 43

Milk Crate

Behind the Curtain

On the Road

Digital 6x6 Photos
Mounted on Panel
100 each

Note: Multiple photo purchases of any combination of 50/50 photos
150 for 2
185 for 3

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday & Friday Photos #39 & 40

Nasturtiums 1

Nasturtiums 2

Digital 6x6 Photos
Mounted on Panel
2 for 150.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday & Tuesday Photos #36 & 37

The Easy Chair

The Uneasy Chair

Digital 6x6 Photos
Mounted on Panel
100 each
150 for two

Sunday, June 20, 2010

This Weekend's Photos, #'s 33, 34 & 35

The Orchid

Window Shade

Homage to Georgia

All photos are 6x6 Digital Prints
Mounted on Panel
100. each

Friday, June 18, 2010

Taking the day off... go see my friend Bruce Hopkins' show that opens today In The Garden at the Graton Gallery.

Here is a sample of his figurative work.

Untitled #1 2010
Pastel on Paper

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday's Photo -#30 OF 50/50

Adirondack Cactus
DIgital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday, Photo #28

Thekla as a Petunia
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Board

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday's Photo #27 - Adirondack #3

Adirondack #3
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday's Photo #25 for 50/50 Show

More Studio Window
Digital 6x6 Photo
Mounted on Panel

Hooray! We're half way there. Twenty-five down and just 25 more to go.