Monday, March 24, 2008

Fresh Paint!

Little Stallion
. Oil on canvas, 10 x 10".

This was recently finished. Its companion piece, the Little Mare, is in progress:

This -- all dark red and brown -- is what the first one looked like in its early stages, too. It's always amazing, even to me, that I can get from here to there.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Show at ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

Friday, 3/7/08

It was a beautiful evening. ACT Gallery has a remarkable space, with its antique wood floors and brick walls. Many thanks to Gallery Director, Claudia Goode, for her work in arranging the art.

That's me in the green shirt, having a lot of fun talking to people.

Now for something that I've decided is a Law of the Universe: The art you haven't photographed yet is the art that will sell. I had to go back today and take a photo of this piece while I still could, before its new owner takes it home:

A Thousand Little Stories. Salvaged objects, oil, colored pencil. Approx. 13" high.
$300. SOLD.

To see more of my salvage art, visit my website:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Six minutes of fame

That's what I got this morning, when my brother and I were guests on our local FOX station's morning show. This would be FOX 4 Rising in Ft. Myers, FL.

We had to arrive at the station at about 6:30 (mind-bogglingly early, by artist standards) and they did two three-minute segments with us, about an hour apart. The first of those two interviews is posted HERE on their website.

The process was much more relaxed and enjoyable than I had thought it would be, and everyone at FOX 4 was great. I'd definitely do it again if I had the opportunity.

My sincere thanks to Claudia Goode and Arts for ACT Gallery, without whom this art show and all its nice media coverage would never have happened.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

My brain hurts!

In this case, though, the pain is a good thing.

I've been attending a three-day workshop in pastel portraiture, taught by the amazingly skilled Greg Biolchini. Today was day two.

I'm a total newbie when it comes to pastels. It's a medium I've always loved to look at, but never tried to work in until now.

Sometimes I feel like my brain is going to melt and leak out my ears. That's how I know I'm getting my money's worth; the learning curve is steep. It's quite enjoyable, though, and as skilled as Greg is, he's a lot of fun and very genuinely a nice guy.