Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Situation.....

I got an email on Sunday from my brother asking if I followed the Situation on Facebook ? He told me I should check because my caricature was posted by him on his page. Too funny. A piece that I gave very little time or energy gets more attention than just about anything else I've done....too funny.Here's the piece I speak of.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Guess who's back....

After a long summer filled with getting my daughters ready for college, lots and lots of live events, various computer problems and a major family issue I'm hopefully back to posting more regularly. Hopefully. Here are a few examples of this I did in between all the craziness.Let me know what you think.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

When an original dies

  I'm taking a break from my artwork this time to talk about a true masterpiece. My wife's grandmother passed away on Feb.14th only months form her 100th birthday. I know that the standard response when hearing of someone living that long is "they lived a good long life". Well she lived a life few will ever duplicate. Unfortunately for me I only got to know her after my marriage, her family had the privilege of having a one-of-a-kind original to inspire them their entire life.She did more after turning 60 then most of us will do in a lifetime. She founded a group called Haven after her husband's death to help others deal with grief, today that group helps thousands in their time of need. At 65 she received her degree in fine arts, she became  master weaver and showcased her work all over the world.. For her 80th birthday she decided she had to see the world from a hot air balloon, she went on an archaeological dig, and only her doctors request stopped her from white water rafting. As a child she was called a prodigy and traveled by train to NYC to play piano on the radio. She raised three amazing children, looked after seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. And had more zest for life than any person I've ever met.
  I have had the amazing good fortune to meet Presidential candidates, Academy Award winners, Hall of Famers, Heavyweight Champions, and Grammy award winners. They all pale in comparison to her.
  Today the world is just a little less illuminated because one of it's brightest lights is missing.I will miss her smile, her laugh, her ability to make me feel like anything I said was interesting and important. I am better because I met her, I only hope I can continue on with the same love of life...and chocolate she had.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy New Year and new start

Ok, new year, new start. One of my new resolutions is to post more, here, on the ISCA, Deviant Art, where ever I can get my work out there. For far too long I've kept so much of my stuff to myself. Call it fear of failure, fear of success whatever. This year I'm going to get off my butt and put myself out there. So here's a bunch of my latest stuff. I went back to Jason Seiler's book and studied his painting technique. It was very helpful. I will admit I through in some of my stuff as well and it seemed to work ok.