Archive for May, 2009

It’s finished! and Thanks!

Thanks to those of you who took the survey!  Daisies won:  paint the stems and centers….so I did, and here it is:

Connections 20 x 16 Scratchboard

Connections 20 x 16 Scratchboard

I called it “Connections” for all the crossing of stems and yet one or two not quite connected, kind of “hanging out” in space.  It struck me as I was working on it.

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this one. I video recorded alot of it, but not all…it took 117 hours, after all.  Anyway, I’m editing the video now and hope to get this all figured out really soon.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long.  I’m just as subject to the distractions that keep me from the studio as anyone who is struggling to learn to paint.  It’s life.  But when painting is integrally related to the blood that courses through my veins (or at least it seems that way) I have to get back to it, or go nuts.  Figuring out the online part is intimidating, but I’m working on it…so hang in there!  I’ll get it done yet!

And, while I’m thinking about it, perhaps it was kismet that I finished on the Friday of Memorial Weekend.  May we all remember our Connections to all those who serve and have served and have given their lives and limbs for our Freedom.


It’s finished! and Thanks!

Thanks to those of you who took the survey!  Daisies won:  paint the stems and centers….so I did, and here it is:

Connections 20 x 16 Scratchboard

Connections 20 x 16 Scratchboard

I called it “Connections” for all the crossing of stems and yet one or two not quite connected, kind of “hanging out” in space.  It struck me as I was working on it.

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this one. I video recorded alot of it, but not all…it took 117 hours, after all.  Anyway, I’m editing the video now and hope to get this all figured out really soon.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long.  I’m just as subject to the distractions that keep me from the studio as anyone who is struggling to learn to paint.  It’s life.  But when painting is integrally related to the blood that courses through my veins (or at least it seems that way) I have to get back to it, or go nuts.  Figuring out the online part is intimidating, but I’m working on it…so hang in there!  I’ll get it done yet!

And, while I’m thinking about it, perhaps it was kismet that I finished on the Friday of Memorial Weekend.  May we all remember our Connections to all those who serve and have served and have given their lives and limbs for our Freedom.


hi friends,

I know, it’s been a long time.  My deepest apologies.  From computer problems to time issues and of course, the non-stop flow of bad new from the talking heads on TV.  Enough! I said, and headed into the studio.  Camera, on.  So, a series of new videos is coming, and fast.  First on youtube, but I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I posted a survey on my personal blog.  But I’d love you to take it from here too.  So, here’s the scoop.

I’ve been working on a 16 x 20 scratchboard piece.  To see the progression, for now, check out my blog.

So, this piece that you see is the topic of the survey…and where would you like me to go from here?  here’s the pic:

new scratchboard

new scratchboard

so, I’d like to know where you’d like me to go….Click Here to take survey


hi friends,

I know, it’s been a long time.  My deepest apologies.  From computer problems to time issues and of course, the non-stop flow of bad new from the talking heads on TV.  Enough! I said, and headed into the studio.  Camera, on.  So, a series of new videos is coming, and fast.  First on youtube, but I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, I posted a survey on my personal blog.  But I’d love you to take it from here too.  So, here’s the scoop.

I’ve been working on a 16 x 20 scratchboard piece.  To see the progression, for now, check out my blog.

So, this piece that you see is the topic of the survey…and where would you like me to go from here?  here’s the pic:

new scratchboard

new scratchboard

so, I’d like to know where you’d like me to go….Click Here to take survey