Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This weekend is the KVIE Art Auction for our local PBS station. My watercolor painting "The Ant and the Grasshopper" will be auctioned on Sunday at 4:00. The auction is on TV as well as online at . The action starts on Friday night at 8:00 and continues through Sunday.
This is a real honor for me to have my work picked along with the other fantastic artists.
Take a look and brows through the art.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Painted Ladies (Victorian)

                                                                  Victorian Painted Lady

The "Painted Ladies" term was coined in 1978 in a book about the colorful Victorian houses of San Francisco. The houses were built between 1846 and 1901 during the Victorian era. After Queen Victoria died in 1901 the the Eduardian era continued the style until about 1926.
Many thousands of these homes were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1905 but many more in the areas south of the city survived.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Obama's On The Road (again)

I posted this cartoon in January and I think it's still relevant. Lots of show and no go but, everybody likes a good show right? Snake oil and magic too.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Grapes and Pears - oil on canvas

For some reason I really like painting fruit. I like the simplicity of the shapes and the challenge of getting the colors and shadows right. Some people say I have a gift for drawing and painting but that sounds like I don't have to work at my art. I have worked many years on improving my art and still work at it every time I paint or draw. Not all of my paintings turn out well either, in fact I think my average is about 50%. I guess that's why it's called art "work".