Sunday, December 2, 2012



I did this strange portrait without thinking too much about it. So far most people find it intriguing . I think it has something to do with dimension. 
the start of a painting on paper with the associated junk

more stuff

half finished

The title is " Under the Same Sky " taken from a concert given by my friend Carolyn Yarnell.

Sunday, September 30, 2012



many people in nyc 
these days

to see

lots of films and entertainment

OK transportation

lots of cars

plenty of street life


and easy to get to the sea

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lazy Summer


out to Long Island

to go to the beach

back to the city and my drawings

the "finished/unfinished" drawings have taken on a life of their own

forming patterns with numerous meanings

and relationships

sometimes obscure 

or the wrong color

or quickly sketched

or detailed

or in focus

or pale

or worried

I wonder if it is even possible to construct a series without meaning

Monday, June 11, 2012

Art and ideas

Henry didn't think it would be fun to get wet and dirty. He thought what fun it would be to play with the hose and make some mud.

Sometimes pictures don't get "finished"

In 14th to 15th century Italy the idea of  non- finito, finito ( not finished- finished) came into being

                                                   I guess starting a new idea is where the fun is

Friday, May 11, 2012

Resolution and Recognition

Portrait #1                                             recognition sometimes requires a certain knowledge of the technique
Portrait #2                                                                                  a technique to avoid recognition 
portrait #3                                                                                                               modern Moroccans a manufactured technique 
portrait # 4                                                                                                                                                          technical difficulties 
portrait  # 5                                                                                                                                                     homey as a plastic man
portrait # 6                                                                                                                      an out of focus man or just plan "people"
portrait # 7                                                                                                                                                          recognizable person
distorted, and abstracted people are OK - realistic , nude, or recognizable people are less popular. Does this mean people are more comfortable with abstraction or is abstraction less of a commitment?