Dark Glamour

Working on paintings for a show at Glama-Rama salon and art gallery later in the year. The work is painted in metallics with flat black shadows.
A play on gloss and matte finishes. Metallics are tricky to use but so far I’m happy with the result. Dark Glamour is the working title for this show.
An attempt at Garbo.

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Watercolor Sketches

Back at my sketch group after the holidays. The first time back, I was just not with it and got one decent drawing. This time I experimented with watercolors and wound up really liking the result. Here you go…

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Walk like an Egyptian

As I posted before, I had a dream about sphinxes. I started doing online research which lead me to the Egyptian room of the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne.
Not content to just copy something, I started doing my own spin on it. I’m still figuring this out as I go – but this is where I’m at.

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Prep Time

I’ve spent the last few days preparing a large canvas just over 7′ tall. I had bought a large sheet of canvas to cut up for smaller frames over a year ago. It has just sat there – not wanting to spend money on art supplies, I decided to use it full size. My intuition guiding me, I set to work. I have not prepared canvas this big, ever. Just decided to use push pins and stretch it on the wall, so I can roll it up later. At several stages, I thought I screwed this up totally with no hope of repair. Fate has been with me and after some hellacious wrinkles that magically went away after gessoing it – I’m almost ready to start painting. Stay tuned because Egyptian New Year is underway. I will post progress shots along the way.

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Road Trip 2013

These are some of my favorite images from a road trip, starting in Scottsdale through Palm Springs ending up in San Francisco. Just got back last night.
I’m making a movie of some images I took on the road – a little artistic endeavor. Stay tuned.

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An Egyptian New Year

Don’t know why. Actually dreaming of sphinxes. Found a neoclassical one as decoration in the rooms of Marie Antoinette – had to draw it. Looking through the books The Splendor of France and Italian Splendor, I just keep coming across and am fixated by Egyptian inspired decoration. Looking at decorative arts of France – I just started making things up. I want a world with dolphins, unicorns and sphinxes. I feel a large decorative painting coming on. What sealed the deal is the Egyptian room of the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne in Rome. These things just keep coming to me randomly and are telling me to do something. Stay tuned.

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