Yes, it’s hot.

I was going to paint today – but my studio is sweltering.  Hunkered down over my laptop I decided to check art jobs for leads on possible opportunities to show my work.  Good idea.  I ran across something called wake up screaming….oh!  That’s me!   They seem to be looking for art that includes some reference to the sun.  Ah yes, I have painted the sun.  When I painted the sun, I believe I was missing it – it was probably cold outside (and raining) – and, as I often do, found myself mourning the loss of my precious view of the sun dipping into the vast blue Pacific between Molokai and Lana’i.


“Loss of View” 2013, 16″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas



That’s so funny.  I was photographing this piece today and my camera lectured me with a big hello digital warning that someone in the photo had blinked.  Aside from the impossibility, I’m a little angry with my camera…if it so damn smart then why oh why can I not take a photo without glare?  I’m blaming my camera.  My camera blames me…when will it end?

It is the end of this piece though.  I was thinking of adding a ribbon to hold that fish atop my model’s head, but no….I thought it might be a bit too distracting.  The title?  The Vanity of Technologies.   Right?

I’ll have the soup, please.

I did have some good news over the weekend…together with the usual, “we encourage you to seek representation elsewhere…” I received notice that all three pieces that I submitted are to be published in the 2018 Clamor Arts & Literary Journal (University of Washington at Bothell.) How many pieces have I had published now? Must be something like a dozen – wow.


work in progress, oil on cheap canvas, 36″ x 36″ This seems like it’s taking forever