Thursday, April 17, 2014


Having a Facebook presence can be both fun and infuriating at times. One of the more 'fun' things that I have recently taken up is posting photos and remembrances on Thursdays for something called Throw Back Thursdays on Facebook. I don't know who or how and when it all started, but I've been digging through my photo archives for the last month or so, posting interesting shots from the past, often triggering most wonderful memories of places and events and situations. Here you see my posting for today's TBT, an image shot in northern Tanzania at the Olduvai Gorge sometime in the late 90s, perhaps 98? of a trip with some fellow artists. I'm enjoying a break from the dusty drive at the Gorge and doing a bit of sketching at the edge of the deep gorge where the Leakeys, Louis and Mary, made major discoveries in the 1950s about early man in the Olduvai Gorge area.
Finding this image this morning has triggered a lot of fond recollection and actually has started me on an exploration of African reference as I sift through photos, slides and notes in sketchbooks, laying out ideas for possible works for the summer's studio time. I have not really tackled Africa as a subject for sometime, other than something now and again and several ideas for a couple of the upcoming smaller works that I will be offering at the beginning of May in my special smaller work offering on Facebook. It's great to recall exciting experiences in Africa from 15 or more years ago and I expect to be sketching out several ideas later this afternoon for larger works to be done as the summer months unfold. You will, no doubt, see them posted here as they come off the board.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hard to believe but . . . nine years ago this blog page began. Twelve hundred plus postings later and still going strong. I was much younger when this all began, but now I'm wiser! 
Thanks to every single person who has looked in over the years and maybe taken something away from my gibber jabber that they did not know before. It's been fun - and it will remain fun as I begin my tenth year. Lots more to come!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

To celebrate the upcoming Cinco de Mayo, I will once again, be offering a group of smaller scale works, matted and ready to be framed by a purchaser, beginning on Monday, May 5th. This is an advance alert to those who might be interested in trying to pick up one of the ten or dozen works that I will offer as I did in early December. This time though, I will only be offering and showing them on my Facebook page so if you would wish to try for one, you will have to check them out on my Facebook art page, which is linked to the right here. You do NOT have to be a member of Facebook to access my art page as it is a public page, so no need to have a Facebook account or presence on that site. I will make another announcement just prior to starting this next round of offerings as a reminder toward the end of this month, but in the meantime, if you are interested in possibly trying to purchase one of the upcoming offered works, at a reduced and special price, then check out my art page through the link to the right and mark your calendar for Cinco de Mayo as I will offer a work each day from the 5th onward, for ten or eleven or twelve days.
Last time I did this, the works went rather quickly, within the first five minutes after being posted, so if you want one, you will have to act fast. I will be accepting payment through Pay Pal or with a personal check and the works will be offered at a very special price that will include the cost of Priority Mail shipping to a continental US address.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Photographed for inventory purposes, now ready to be framed this weekend. 
Image size on this one is 9" x 20 5/8". It is earmarked for an upcoming exhibition but I'll keep that under wraps for the time being till the results of the jury are announced. On to the next project.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Closing in on finishing up this one . . . of course, I have saved the most difficult parts for last.
I hope to have this one done and framed on Friday.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Here is the entire composition now, up to date with yesterday's work.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Before work begins for today, later this morning, I wanted to post yesterday's accomplishment - the 'construction' of fluted stainless steel. I do believe that drawing fluted stainless steel is almost as difficult as actually fabricating it for real. Progress slowly developing on this one.