Monday, September 29, 2008

Studio Stuff

So I finally got a studio space set up in the basement here, and it's a lot more cozy and pleasant than I'd ever expected.

Photos of the space to come soon; meanwhile, here's what I've been up to in there. A bit of drawing as I get back in the groove so I can go forth and paint once more:

Above, Appaloosa #3, charcoal and pastel on painted paper, approx. 10 x 13.5".

Below: Mare Sketch, charcoal and chalk on newsprint. This was a warmup drawing and I really like it so I'm sharing it here.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Vinny the Rooster

Vinny belonged to Barbara at Coffee On Broadway in Robbinsdale, MN. He is sadly deceased, and today I drew an homage from some snapshots Barbara had on hand.

Vinny the Rooster, graphite, charcoal pencil and chalk on paper, approx. 7 x 9."

9/30 UPDATE! This drawing now has a new home with Barbara of Coffee On Broadway, here in Robbinsdale.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

$99 Sale at The Soap Factory!

On Friday night, Sept. 19th, the Soap Factory opened its fourth annual $99 Sale.

The sale featured over 230 works -- each one 5 x 7" in size and priced at just $99. One of them was my New Hope, pictured below, a tiny wall-sculpture made of found objects:

My piece sold within an hour of the show's opening. There was music, great food, beer and wine, and every time I thought I had seen all the art I would discover another piece I had missed.

Toward the end of the night, a team of ghost hunters came in, scheduled to spend the night in the place (which really was a very old soap factory in its former life) looking for evidence of spirits.

I had a wonderful evening and can't wait to do it again next year.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Moved to Minnesota!

I finally did it -- got out of Southwest Florida and on to cooler pastures in the Minneapolis area.

There's a whole new world here, and I soon expect to be teaching art, displaying art, and generally having the career I couldn't have built in Ft. Myers. Below, my first new work since moving:

The Night House. Found objects and oil, 22" H x 11" W.

Below, a detail shot. Click to view at approximately the actual size of the work.