Being so color-oriented, working in black and white is very difficult for me. It’s all I can do to resist the urge to throw in at least a little color, but it is advantageous at times to limit your palette to black and white. For one thing, it forces you to pay more attention to… Read More Working in black and white
The second in the Love Letter series – I really did this one third, but it fills in the narrative representing the first break up. I broke some of my own rules getting involved with the Serbian woman, one of which being that one shouldn’t get back together with someone it didn’t work out with… Read More Ti Amo Ancora (I Still Love You)
A few months ago I became a member of Ello, a site for artists to showcase and sell their work that may become my replacement for Instagram. Instagram is frustrating for me (and apparently many others) for several reasons. Mainly because it treats its users like cogs in a giant advertising machine. I’m annoyed that… Read More Fear and Discourse
Another love letter to the beautiful Serbian girl, this time translated into her native tongue. I’m no poet and I haven’t learned much Serbian yet, and I felt really self-conscious sending her the text. Writing love letters is hard. I feel much less confident about my skills in that area than I do about making… Read More Your Eyes
While I was looking for an 18×25 drawing pad with blank pages in it this morning, I found one that had sketches in it from my life drawing classes in 2003-04. I know they weren’t from 2005 because that’s the year the central air in the life drawing room broke and wouldn’t turn off in… Read More Oh, snap! Old drawings
A couple years ago I got a graphics tablet for my birthday. It had been about 20 years since I last owned one and I really wanted to start working digitally again. A lot of my work has a text element now and it’s much easier to write with a stylus directly on transparent layers… Read More Love Letter
Every year for Christmas I give art to my parents and sister and maybe a couple of friends. So the dreaded season has come and gone again with all of the commercials declaring that everyone wants a new iPhone or suggesting that the new model of whatever Lexus will make the perfect gift. Really? Who… Read More What the hell is that?