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Art in the environment

October 7, 2011 2 comments

A few years ago I was walking in Venice, California with my daughter and her boyfriend. I looked across the street and saw a building in the shape of binoculars. I asked my daughter’s boyfriend to go do me a favor and run flat out on the other side of the street because I wanted to take a photograph of the building with him running in front of it for a piece of art I was planning to make out of it.

This is it…..

No Distance is Too Great.

How did the cow get a antenna?

September 29, 2011 3 comments

Years ago I was in Aruba and was wondering around the marina and looked over to my left and saw an unusual sight. A restaurant had a full size sculpture of a cow on it’s roof with a antenna on the cow’s back.

Very unusual indeed. So, I photographed it and four years later I decided to make a painting of it. This is it. A 16″ x 20″ oil on canvas painting I like to call “TV Cow”. Enjoy!

"TV Cow" - 16" x 20" Oil on Canvas painting

New Work

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Years ago I photographed a flower that came out of a catus plant that I thought had seen better days. One day it wasn’t there and the next day it was. I decided to paint it. Here it is.

Oil on canvas - 16" x 20" painting - Cactus Flower

Back to Art

Well, it’s time to paint again. It’s a very strange thing to be going along and then one day like a bolt of lightning it hits me that I need to create more art.

I’ve decided to do a series of paintings that I’ve had as digital ideas for a few years and stop wondering what I should do next. Just do the art and get back into the “habit” of being a fine artist. That feels like a healthy idea and a very productive thing at this point of my life.

This is the first image I’ll be working on. Let me know what you think. I call it TV-Cows! It’s based on a photo I took in Aruba. This cow sculpture was sitting on top of a restaurant with a antenna sticking out of the top of it. Strangely amusing!

TV-Cows

Pop Art Elvis Presley meets Photoshop.

This painting of Elvis was done last year and I decided to see what it would look like if I posterized it and added a photoshop pop art texture. What do you think?

Elvis meets photoshop version

Portrait of an attorney

DUCATI FINALLY GETS IT RIGHT.

As an artist I’ve always considered motorcycles as truly beautiful art. Friends of mine would come over to my garage and we would discuss how high the art factor was for any given motorcycle we had parked in there. Ducati always seemed to just blow away the competition just standing still! Let’s face it, those Italian engineers really know how to craft a piece of clay into metal and the metals they use can get very ‘spensive as well.

After all these years Ducati has finally come out with fine art prints of their bikes. You can see them at http://www.ducatiart.com/. Here’s a sample:

mr.ducatiAs a rider of Ducatis and other motorcycles I can attest to the fact there is something a little different about these bikes. They feel hand made (which they are) and they always don’t work exactly right, but when they do there’s no comparison to how much fun and exhilaration you can take away from an afternoon astride one of them.

They’re headturners, much like their brother Ferrari  and each year we wait to see how they will top the preceding year’s design. They usually do.

Ducati gets get right to put them where they belong when their not being ridden – on our walls to look at.

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