Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The History of Garlic

The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning "spear leek". Egyptians worshipped garlic and placed clay models of garlic bulbs in their tombs. Folklore holds that garlic repels vampires, protects against the "Evil Eye" and wards off jealous nymphs, said to terrorize pregnant women and engaged maidens.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Web Site Up

It's up but not all the links are loaded. I've put a few pictures up to start. I have to have more taken of my work and added. I just want to have something that I could work with. So watch for my blog on the new and improved web site.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Still Working On Web Site

I have been trying to divide my time between several paintings that I have commissions for and getting my web site done. Hopefully the web site will be up soon and painting can again be a focus.

I want to do some more paintings of Greece next. I spent several weeks on the islands of Greece this year. I have started some Paintings. That will be finished soon and I will then start working on some other paintings of that area.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Working on Web Site

I hope to have my web site up by the end of the week. Stay posted and I'll keep my fingers crossed that it will soon be up and working.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Tree Project

The first banner is complete now on to number two.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Off the Wall Project, Tree Town

The painting is coming. Obstacles are the size and texture of the banner. It is a plastic like material and very slipper. The paint just slides off. I have gesso on it to give it a little tooth for the paint to hold on to. I usually paint in oil but because this will hang outside for a period of time I am using acrylic because it is more durable to the elements.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Working on the Off The Wall Project

The Ann Arbor Michigan Art Center takes art beyond four walls into the street where 50 selected artists will create banners for the upcoming exhibit "Tree Town". For more information : http://www.annarborartcenter.orgn I am beginning my first banner, one of two that I will do. The difficulty in working on a banner are numerous. The surface is slipper, they are large and not stretched or on a backing. I have tapped the first one of the two that I am doing a streched canvas for support. I will be posting on this work as is it completed.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


It's been a cold windy day. A birid hit the house so hard I thought the pictures would fall off the wall. Now speaking of pictures I need something to liven up this dreary day, so I got into the spirt of Halooween and did a painting of Dracula.

Check it out a

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Painting of the day

Lure of Lures this is a 14x11 colored pencil work. I hope yo enjoy it.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Right Side/ Left Side

Today I am working on my web site and I realize how much I prefer painting. Creating is such a personal thing. I will take a break soon and paint. I will post the drawing I am currently working on, a series of fishing lures the The Lure of Lures.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Why I Paint


Why do I paint? I paint because nothing is more exciting to me then to watch a blank canvas fill with color,shape,movement, and texture. I want to share here how my curiosity drives the process of painting. I would like to share the complex process of how a painting develops.

From the start of capturing a sensation and moving through the conceptual stage to working with different images and finally a finish work. I will post pictures as they start and ideas that I am working on

Comments are welcome.