Friday, February 25, 2011


I should take my Pollock app paintings more seriously
and give them the respect they deserve.
Like most art, some take hard work,
and some are pure serendipity.
Some of them stink and get deleted,
but I think some of them are quite good.
I should give those some air.
Speaking of which, these were done at Gate 42.

I did this next one recently before dawn.
I immediately recognized that it must be for Loriann.

Monday, February 21, 2011

yosemite sam

A sure sign of spring.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

much too much

If the world was made of chocolate
but a river ran through it,

it would still be too much chocolate.

Friday, February 18, 2011


It took a lot of chocolate to paint this.
Photographing it drove me nuts.
Personally, I don't like chocolate and nuts,
so I figured I better just close the box.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

another medium

Here are more Pollock iPhone app pieces.
Some appear dark because I did them late at night,
and I can't take a bright screen after midnight.

First, some barns.

I guess you could call this next one a memory painting.
It's a blueberry bog in Maine at night.

Here's another memory.
This time of an old screen door on a cottage.

And another barn.

There's something I love about doing these.
They're good for me; I can't control them.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

when color first comes

A week ago, Loriann Signori suggested
we all try to do a memory painting.
This is the one I sent to her.

I've never consciously tried a memory painting before, though I suppose that whenever I've painted without a sketch or photograph, with only an idea of a place or time which left an imprint, it could be called a memory painting. As it turns out, while trying to successfully render a likeness can sometimes be difficult, trying to not be specific can be a good idea. The ideal, of course, is for either process to inform the other.

On February 10th, Loriann generously posted paintings done by nine talented artists who accepted the challenge here.
I love how different they all are.
Thanks for doing this, Loriann.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

first wave

I could've painted more in Hawaii, but it seemed superfluous.
Eventually the colors became irresistible, and besides, the humidity kept the acrylics workable for two whole days. Amazing. Here in Colorado, they skin over in less than a half hour. Ironic, since I sat on the porch and watched this
paint itself in no time at all.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

beach life

Teach these guys to surf,
and life on the beach will never be the same.