Saturday, March 31, 2012

Orange Rose

I posted an in progress pic of this one a while back. Did a few touch ups and signed it tonight.

Trying to bring some older unfinished paintings to a close. Weird moment: jumping form this to a painting of a Ducati motorcycle engine.

Orange Rose
Oil on canvas
11” x 14”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bestie bot

Spring is sprung?

"Spring is sprung, the grass is ris.
I wonders where the birdies is.
They say the birds is on the wing.
Ain't that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird.”

How come there’s nothing in this verse about freezing rain and sleet?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Johnny Cash painting

A gift for a friend of mine. Really happy with the result... can’t wait to start something else in the same style.

Johnny Cash
Acrylic and graphite
16” x 12"

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hearty slices

As usual I have no idea if I’m finished with this or not. I’ll set it aside for a bit and decide later. I sold a small still life last week (oranges, of course) so I thought I’d make a replacement. I tried to keep it loose with lots of broad strokes but I couldn’t resist fussing over the pulp.

Hearty Slices
Oil on masonite
12" x 12”

Monday, March 12, 2012

Robocop’s career sinks to new low

This cartoon appears in the March issue of the Northeast Avalon Times in Newfoundland: pick one up if you are in the area. A little jab at the robocalling issue currently plaguing the Canadian government.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Not sure what this guy all grinny about. Grand Canyon vacation shot?

“Hey those clouds look like me! Quick, take my picture!”

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bay Bulls painting

I took advantage of the snow day to finish off the Bay Bull painting. There’s probably more I could do with it but I’m ready to move on to something else. Also shown are some in-progress thumbnails.

Based on a photo by Chris Hammond.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Submission for #twitterartexhibit

This little bee lino is on its way to Moss, Norway for the Second Annual Twitter Art Exhibit organized by artist David Sandum. All artwork will be auctioned off to benefit the Women’s Crisis Centre in Moss.

If you are feeling inclined to submit something, there’s still time! Deadline is March 30!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cabinet shuffle

One of the reasons I haven’t painted much in the last few weeks is this little beauty shown above. (I’m using the word beauty very loosely).

I’m at the tail end of constructing my art storage cabinet, (compliments of my better half). I still have to insert slats and, finally, a series of vertical dividers. Then all the paintings can be stored in their own individual spaces instead of piled on top of each other in small heaps throughout the basement.

At left is a view of the front. At right is the back. It is 3’ x 4’ x 3’.

When I first showed the back to my wife she asked “What’s that?” pointing at the small enclosure at the top.  “Secret shelves,” I said, for no good reason.  “For what?” she asked.  I leaned in and whispered, “Secret paintings.” We cracked up.

The real answer is that I needed a space for small pieces so my solution was to divide the depth of one quadrant.

Now that the cabinet is upright and movable, I’m going to take a break from it for a while so I can reacquaint myself with the paints.


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