Thursday, September 21, 2017


                                                                                  PANDA BEAR
                                                                                  Paper painting

     Who could resist such a face? 
This little panda baby is almost huggable.
I took a not so successful underpainting and covered it with various rice papers to create a panda bear. I really like the colors that peek out in his face to add to its artistic expression. Please notice the textured white rice paper to give the illusion of a furry face.


Saturday, September 16, 2017



I deeply admire the work of colorist Anne O’brien-Gonzales. I have her book; Bold Expressive Painting plus three of her painting demonstration DVD’s.
Her style speaks to me with its loose brush strokes, a bunch of color with a touch of mixed media whimsy. 

I set up a still life with my Fiesta water pitcher, an old spice tin and fish salt and pepper shakers. The palette was complimentary with rice papers added for texture. The lilacs are out of my imagination.

I can almost smell the sweet scent of the lilac flowers.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Mixed Media

I deliberately misspelled Molin to Moolin and collage to cowllage for my entry to Art Mundo's exhibit  of
"All Things Bovine". 
Local artists from around the Treasure Coast submitted cow paintings and I feared that many would 
think of this play on words for my Moolin Rouge but I was the only one. I think it has a fun whimsical happiness persona and it is all a figment of my imagination.

Friday, September 1, 2017



This unique art project took an esoteric turn when I tried to symbolize actual board games that people play while implying the human interaction games we all play at one time or another.

First there is the checker board background that could be checkers, chess or parcheesi. Floating off of the background are sheets of Masa paper molded into the classic X & O’s shapes.  These X’s & O’s have gold painted on the top surface in my triptych of matching shadow box frames. 


Saturday, August 26, 2017


Windmill Easel

All of the easels I have used over the last 30 years were cheap or free, wobbly, hard to use and generally unsatisfactory. I have known about windmill easels for a few years but never had the nerve or the money to purchase one. After I retired from my open air tent art show career I took the earnings and the advise of my artist friends and splurged on this a windmill easel.

I can set it at any angle.
This easel suits my style of painting because I like to use the drip technique so being able to turn the canvas or paper at different angles aids in getting the paint to flow in any direction. I can easily set the easel at any angle (upright for acrylics and 45 or so for watercolors) and even lower it to a horizontal position for mixed media work. The windmill arms turn 360 degrees in both directions.

It rotates 360 degrees.

Solid horizontal position.

No regrets but the down side is the size of the easel. I have a 10x12 bedroom as my studio and it is difficult to find a spot where the light is just right but I don’t trip over it or hide storage that I need to get to. In my next life I will order a bigger studio but until then I will be happy with what I have.

Friday, August 18, 2017



I had the pleasure of taking painting lessons from Johnny Daniels in Fort Pierce, Florida. Johnny Daniels was one of the original “Highwaymen” of the 1960’s era. 

      Under his instruction, I emulated four of Daniel's paintings that he had in his gallery.

The fourth painting is in a private collection.





     Wide expanses of beach, such as those found on our Treasure Coast, Florida,  are prone to intense lightning strikes, which melt the quartz in the sand into a thin tubular or amoeba-like shapes also called fulgurites. We might call these convoluted structures “glass”.

I tried to capture the overwhelming energy of a lightning strike as well as the shapes that that form into fulgurites. 

Just thought you would like to know!

Lightning Strike can be found within my  Abstract Gallery on    http:/