Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Lisa's tree is sampled, third generational mutation, though. Manhattan incredibly crowded and Van Gogh sold out, but it was an experience including visit to guitar stores on West 48th Street.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Details, below, with some additional manipulation, here and there, just minor on bottom one - to the best of my recollection I do not recall.


"On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...."

Something "old and something blue" from the root cellar on a day when we, I, clean up after family gathering. Little time for artistic endeavours....

I got a Neil Young CD for Christmas ("Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968 ") - a concert Neil did right after quiting Buffalo Springfield at the start of his solo career. I have not been able to play it yet but have great reviews.

The other album Santa Amazon brought me was a remastered Dire Straits "Making Movies." This Dire Straits record and Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" where the first CDs I ever bought back when there might have been two hundred titles available.

Marie and I plan to take the family to Manhattan this week - see the Rockefeller tree, do some shopping and also go to MOMA and show the Van Gogh exhibit to my children. Rainy today, but warm.

Hope all are well and enjoying peace at the end of a long productive year.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Taken in late fall as hosta leaves weakened and yellowed. Hostas are among my favorite shade plants - I have about fifteen varieties. Small version for publishing here.

Obviously manipulated.

Thursday, December 25, 2008



Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hidden is a picture from Japan. Here is a link to the sampled photos.

Joanne has a thoughtful blog about her life and her family in southern Japan. She mixes photos, poetry and observations in a kind, candid, open manner that is refreshing and enlightening. I enjoy communicating with artists and am intrigued by Japan.

More to come about other artists I have found, sometime someday somehow..

I am a man of few words....dis.honestly.


Sunday, December 21, 2008


I helped my oldest son, Greg, last week do a poster of revolutionary war battles - we found a portrait of George Washington and as I was deleting the old pics the other night I decided to play with the portrait....

For Andrea, who has been missed, on demand like a cable TV movie:


Wow, only one red state....

Friday, December 19, 2008


Old schoolyard photo, altered.

If you want to see some amazing oil paintings and original portraits go north by north east.

From Pierre's artist profile:

"I always been challenged and inspired by new ideas and new ways of living, so if I can describe my work as photorealist, I intend to let it evolve to another level."

Simply amazing work. Stunning command of his media. Great stuff and comparable sensibilities

Good music links, too. Please visit.


Study, again - small size. Work in.sane.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Japan tiles and NZ daisies...blended - stirred and shaken. Something to pass the time.

Horridly busy these days.....not time to smell the tiles.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I looked a the image in the post directly below and the picture looks like a map of our nation .

An unforeseen tribute to Jasper Johns.

I am challenged by the larger size file - less proficient in developing compositional elements that pop off the page. Big pics are staid and eye movement reduced. It is inward versus outward - more tricks when an image more "garish" or grand - electricity makes it an easier whitewash.

More close-ups, nmow named after regions.




Sunday, December 14, 2008


Small version of large file - looks bad small - some details below. Experimenting.

Bit of Long Island shore and a bit of a mat, recycled again.

Friday, December 12, 2008


This image started with a picture of Santa, since banished to the the N. Pole .....an internet pop up sampled.

It portrays man's inhumanity to pixels.

Use of letters is cheap compositional element - no time for slow cooking - consider this a half burned burger sans fries.

OK - micro.waved

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Beach photographs morphed. Smaller version made to display here - two details, below.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008



Sampled off a Joanne find - a mat with a number - twenty. There are hints of the metal ring... "a tatami on a 20 ." File size of top image is reduced to display here.


Lisa's wetland daisies photograph is sampled. Bit of Andrea here also, but it is pure DNA versus anything obvious. Words overlaid and masked, like a hundred people yelling not in unison.

This is in ways closer to work I did a year ago. My best.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


From a beach shot taken in the Keys two Aprils ago. Laughing gulls live along he eastern seaboard, most often seen on beaches, and its cry is loud and uplifting - a lovely sound of summer.

Monday, December 8, 2008



More than twelve years ago Marie and I saw a flock of about thirty flamingos in the Everglades - we had to walk two miles on a shady damp dirt road flanked by salt water canals and endlessly hounded by thousands of mosquitoes and in the end there were all these wild flamingos from the Caribbean - wading and eating and a few flying.


Sampling made in part from Frances image of a bowl of fruit. Elements from a recent image in the basement also added.

I had added a very faint pink version of the above to pan.cakes. Maybe it will be removed from there.

Very cold for the first time this season - windy and horridly frigid. Gloves and chap stick weather.

It's beginning to feel a lot like February....

Saturday, December 6, 2008



Made with scan of "dueling" trading cards Joanne found in a train station.

What is the price if one cannot understand the currency nomenclature.

Friday, December 5, 2008


This is a slighly reworked image of one posted on Thanksgiving morning in the basement. It uses Bev's snow scene, again.

The basement version has more disruption bewtween the window panes - in this one the vegetation flows "better." Not sure which I like "better. " I do know I like beer.

Much of my good work involves the use of trees, it seems.


The antibiotics are working - I am coughing less and less and less. My best.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Rails are secretive chicken like birds of fresh and salt water marshes. Soras, clapper rail, black rail, and Virginia rail.

Reworked study:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Thursday, November 27, 2008


Bev sampled - trees in a snowy English field. This field is also sampled in the lonely basement.

Andrea used the word "grateful" in a recent comment and that is such an extraordinary word, under used and, thus, packed with meaning.

There really is so much to be grateful for - family, friends, talents, et cetera.

I have been reaching out via this blog for about a year now - maybe a few weeks less. I am grateful that I have met so many of you, shared your art and gotten glimpses of your lives.

When I look at my art from a year ago I see that it has evolved and much has to do with the encouragement and inspiration I have gotten here. Gracias.

My best.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Cherry blossoms are a memory and our months long fate - this image, cropped and man.ipu.late.d, came from the same gene pool as my image in the post directly below.

Twist and turns. Frost.bites.

In the Van Gogh exhibit currently at MOMA one of my favorite paintings, "The Sower," is strongly influenced by the Japanese wood block print. I have been borrowing a lot from Japan lately.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Monday, November 24, 2008


Playing with Japanese leaf - bento plate - fast food wrapped like a pretty present.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Since the night Obama got elected I have had a cough and a cold - got better and worse - these are excerpts from a larger work that is missing its rudder. Cough, cough, cough.

Having a wee bit of artist block....have a great week.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Cyprus and Japan - Frances and Joanne.

Carob and a lost.and.found treasure - it's a wrap.per

I am intrigued by Joanne's work - see my blog link to "Found in Japan." Years ago I looked for and photographed random refuse and tried to find beauty in litter- Joanne brings her finds home to record in her scanner.

Recently I sampled Lisa's "Christmas trees for sale" photograph and that image can be found in the basement and also with syrup.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I guess these days I am just exploring and posting - raw vegetables - like Rocky pounding a slab of beef.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008