Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas day, 2011

Tony, Michelle & Mary on Christmas Day 2011
Were so happy to be with our beautiful family on this lovely day.

Christmas 2011

Ken & I in our new Florida Gator T shirts from Michelle for Christmas. Very Auesome.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Strips # 51 Strips Series

In this older piece I see the strips and early Pathway Lines. Lines I work with today, I'm inspired to renew these images into my new work.
This work was exhibited at the Silicon Valley Arts Council Gallery several years ago in my one person exhibit showing 25 pieces on paper. Monotypes and drypoint.

New Untitled

Two new canvas, Mixed media, 48" X 24"
A work in progress, Inventing and reinventing my vision.
Text and Pathway lines merging together, Strips across the lower canvas. Its all coming back around.

Untitled 2011

Just reworked this painting and I think its much better, Love the black.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Considered Spaces In Place

My Newest Painting. I love letters, words and best of all the Black. I'm happy with this peace but it had a voice and I finally had to go with it. Those pre-conceived ideas didnt work. Having it flow is awusome.

Monday, September 5, 2011

NO Rules

Labor Day Monday. No news, did some yard work, go out for Pizza tonight and back to the studio tomorrow, YEAH, Cant wait to get back to work. Its my place and there's no rules just bless in the art of making art. I'm so grateful.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Theatre Gallery. July 15th

At the reception at the Village Theatre Gallery, Danville, Ca. Friday July 15th.

Friday, July 15, 2011

'The Elegant Line' Art Exhibition Juried 2011

Very Happy to have my new painting called SNOW LINE excepted in the exhibition at the Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville, CA. Tonight is the reception, looking forward to it.
This imagery is a unexpected return to my MINDSCAPE Series, Its in Mixed Media, and
Galkyd, I like the encaustic look that Galkyd mixed with cold wax creates.
I well experiment more with it.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dinner for Michelle

Dinner at the Kubota restaurant in Japan Town, tuesday night with our beautiful daughter Michelle who is moving to Gainsville Fl. This is for her MFA in Acting at the University of Florida. We are two very proud and happy parents.
YEAHHH for Michelle. Its Fantastic.

The painting ' THE JAZZ BAND'

The Jazz Band, my m/m painting, one of eighteen of my paintings at the Firehouse Art Center in Pleasanton, CA. July 5-August 9,2011
The reception is on July 20th from 6:30-8:30.
Hope you all might join me

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Kitty Pot

Kitty Pot, if we turn our back on her, she wont see us.
Yeah, that may work.
Ken & I laugh & laugh at the silly things they do.

Dinner Time

This ferril mother cat has 4 kittens, very adorable.
Were in the process of catch and release, all 5 of them.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Flyer

I've been working on a new flyer using a program called IWORK. Got it last year.
Yeh, its stright forward and probably easy, but with me its always alittle harder, When I get it done I'll share. Dont hold your breath my friends.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Helen & Joe

My niece Jo was over for a short visit,with Renitas son Ray and his Fiancee. They are all so sweet and so much fun, ofcourse especially JoJo. Shes just a Honey.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Pinting, 'SPECTRUM '

I was interested in the word Spectrum ,it seemed to fit this painting, like looking through a looking glass or old mirror. the forms and lines blur the imagery. Its very suttle and just make me feel good and sort of calm. I can use all the calm I can get sometimes.
I intend to inter this painting in an upcoming juried exhibition soon, wish me luck.

Monday, April 18, 2011

'Untitled ' Small works in the figurative.

These small works are from 2009 but I'm still like-ing them , think I'll start more small works, could need less storage space, not sure yet. I did several small drawings this weekend, I'm inspired. There's those shoes again.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sun was out today , went for a long walk, felt good. Got some work done in studio.
Not sure what I'm doing today.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rainey Days again

Were going to a movie today, dont know yet what movie, we need escape from dark studio and house. Its escapeism.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

' In my Garden ' Painting by Helen

PRESENT ALL AROUND (1985 - 2008)
I wonder whether art has a higher function than to make me feel, appreciate and enjoy natural abjects for their art value. So, as I walk in the garden, I look at flowers and shrubs and trees and discover in them an exquisiteness of contour, a vitality of edge, or a vigor of spring as well as an infinite variety of color that no artifact I have seen in the last sixty years can rival. Each day, as I look, I wonder where my eyes were yesterday.
by Bernard Berenson

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


M/M on canvas, 48"X 36". This is from my Black & White series started last year. I call these Tex Paintings. I like using tex, old sayings both classic & contemporary. Always attracted to street art, good graffiti, pop culture. the street artist BANKSY is a good example.
I want to do more narrative work but not sure how its received.

New Paintings called 'NOT ALL WHITE' at right.

New work in progress, I've been in the studio every day, have about 5 pieces going . I think I'll be talking to myself soon, but its a good crazy.
I miss Tessie under my feet.
I hope to inter the white piece in a upcoming exhibition soon. We shall see.