Sunday, July 29, 2018


Just a goofy doodle.
(ball point ink and colored pencil on paper)

I save all the doodles in a box and when I have a show, or open studio, I let 'em rip.

Using archival photo corners I mount them on archival comic book backer boards and then slip each one into an archival comic book sleeve. A super way to get them out there safely, economically and in a nice tidy package. Get them at your local comic book store (duh).

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blue Sky Magnolia Painting - In Stages

I thought you might like to see it from start to finish...
scroll down.

and viola!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bee Nice

Studio wall.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Working Chickens

Week #1 of the chicken painting (above) - blocking is shapes and colors

Week # 2 of the chicken painting (below) - the first details

Some details of the girls.

I adore painting chickens - they have such great colors and lumpy shapes.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Bay Bird

Working on an 'Irondequoit Bay' swan painting.
Really, there is nothing like oil paint.

20"x20" on canvas

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Paint It Black

A lot of the time I start my paintings by putting on a layer of black gesso.
Those black velvet artists know what's what.

Then I sketch with a white Prismacolor pencil.
Sometimes a metallic gold one if I am feeling particularly frisky.

Urban Chickens - 36"x36" oil on canvas (day 1)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Evil Cookie Jars are Evil

New light fixtures in our kitchen!
(still life with evil cookie jars)

Friday, June 08, 2018

Black Cat Cupcake

kitty doodle doo
(ballpoint pen on paper)

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Ragging the Dead

When they gave me this complimentary mechanics rag I don't think the good folks at Iron Smoke Distillery thought I would use it as a paint rag.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

New Buttons

I'm just a painter with a button machine.
Get 'em in my Etsy Shoppe.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Magnolias & Crows

Tomorrow is the opening reception.
So many hours in the studio went into this - I feel nervous and over-excited.
Good grief I hope this goes well.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pomegranate Lover

New little oil painting of a pomegranate.
I made it to fit this lovely Victorian pomegranate carved frame.

It's part of a group of new paintings that are in a one-person exhibition that opens this Sunday, June 3rd, from 2-4 at the Little Theater Cafe in Rochester, New York.

Exciting no? Hell yes!
There will be cookies.

Pomegranate - 8'x10' oil on board (naked)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Poster Child

Keep calm and poster on.