Friday, April 18, 2014


It's really still cold here, time for a change. Where can I go that's not too expensive but at least 


My friend Skip's trailer park in.................Florida (gun capital of the western world)

with paths to....somewhere

green leaves

muscle car museums

big roads to......?

even at night

plenty of bridges

over plenty of water

under some sky

but WARM

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Do I know you??

I did this painting titled "Portrait".  It's sort of strange in that it is quite difficult to decide if it's male or female,young or old.  Just recognizable as a person. With no identity.

People in certain pictures have unmistakable identities even when you haven't seen them in fifty years

my grandfather

Some I've never met but have come to know them very well by painting them
Werner Heisenberg

Sometimes the portrait reflects the personality of the person

Some are hidden from identification

While other escape our notice

Even in a quick sketch the human form is the most interesting subject

and the variety endless

Saturday, July 20, 2013


.........and how they arrive

      Waking up one morning and in that time of suspended animation before reality comes into sharp focus, I had an idea. A complete idea that was somewhat complicated. I had to buy a red ribbon and  take photos of it falling to the ground, then do paintings of  the results.

Sleep I

Sleep II

                                It wasn't until after I finished two versions that I realized it was simply about sleep.


              I always enjoy painting things that cannot be seen.  Like painting light streaking by on the highway.


or out a train window
or a subway

                                                            I have a bad leg and often trip and fall at the beach.



No matter how distant, unclear or in what language , physiologically hearing is attuned to the human voice. I wonder if something similar  exists for vision.

Modern Moroccans


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Real / Abstract

All the new apartments in New York city have one thing in common , clean lines. I decided to do a painting of a wall in our old house in Marrakech.A simple realistic picture of light on a white plaster wall. A 500 year old mud brick riad has no straight walls or square corners. I thought this would be an easy painting but.......

the first attempt was a disaster - It looked like cheap wall paper in an Earls Court bedsit

try again

this time I used a trowel to apply the paint

it was beginning to look like the real thing, sort of real abstract

Add a couple of lines for cracks and it looked even better

some shadows and it was finished "Marrakech shadow wall " on paper

another real abstract on paper  "64-11"

"I don't know why I never painted an abstract painting . It's so easy" Andy Warhol

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From Marrakech to Sidi Ifni

Cyberpark- Marrakech
Bahia Palace- Marrakech
the road to Essaouira 
Essaouira souk
the mud brick walls in Tiznit
a fruit stall -Tiznit medina
Sidi Ifni - medina Xanadu Maison d'hotes

the town square at Sidi Ifni
the Atlantic coast- Sidi Ifni
the dome at right is a Qouba the tomb of Ifni

Friday, February 1, 2013


Here are some recent efforts

Gretchen my grandaughter

Henry my Grandson

some dude from the street

some nude dude

the good thing about drawing is that no special or elaborate setups or materials are needed.
you just need to start.

my cat mimi from Marrakech checks out a drawing