weekend update

the sky has proven to be the most challenging, but even that is not complete


work in progress……until it’s done! An oil on canvas. 40 inches tall and 30 inches wide….I wish it were bigger.

[/life] in the matrix: anarchy

The completion of a painting always just jumps up, seemingly as if out of nowhere….(but, of course,  it isn’t) even though

anarchy life in the matrix

[/life] in the Matrix: Anarchy, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.

 it is right there in front of me, telling me to stop.  Don’t do that!  Still, I’m always surprised when I get there.  Now I miss working on this piece….tedium and all.



I don’t know what I expected when I set about to paint what should appear to be an infinite number of Barbie dolls…rolling ashore with the tide.  This piece shall remain a work in progress for some time I fear, as some believe it is not Barbie, but, Lucille Ball!

landing party in progress

work in progress, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches Are those lenticular clouds? or, the transportation for the landing party? Nevertheless, it appears to be an invasion.

good grief…

I’ve been wandering around doing little projects, like this little study of my grandson – who didn’t call me back.  He was supposed to tell me what in the world he’d like for his 12th birthday.  I threatened to send him a pink bunny suit.  Still, no call.  I think he’s getting a portrait.  I have just realized “WHY?” I feel so blah, so uninspired.  My muse, the one who used to taunt me with theoretical physics and associated things that make my brain hurt – well, he moved.  I miss those talks.  Ah, the fundamental knowability of nature…..


study of Vinny, 2016, oil on canvas, 5 x 7 inches, gallery wrapped and painted.

apparently we’re not even on speaking terms….

Arguing with my camera is getting me nowhere.  I think that my camera just doesn’t have the same eye that I do…therefore the photo of the piece seems to say something entirely different from the painting.  It’s the surface glare….and it’s mightily distracting.  I may endeavor to solve this problem in the future.  But, this is it.  The bridge.  To date it doesn’t have a title.


untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Needs to be re-photographed.

someday I’ll make friends with my camera

I finished my bridge today and spent more time trying to document my work (unsuccessfully) due to glaring issues.  So, all I have is details….until I try again tomorrow.


bridge detail, work in progress, oil on canvas. As a reminder to myself, a tripod would be most useful.


detail, work in progress, oil on canvas

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