Sunday, May 29, 2011


Here is a new image of progress on the snowboarding piece. There are many more layers to go but the underpainting is going well and the phototransfers seem to have worked. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Painting Progress

 Here are a couple of images of the painting in progress.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photo transfers

I worked on Mandi's hand today and got the phototransfer images ready to go. The poem I am putting over the trees is.....


Come hither, womankind and all their worth,
Give me thy kisses as I call them forth.
Give me the billing kiss, that of the dove,
                  A kiss of love;
The melting kiss, a kiss that doth consume
                  To a perfume;
The extract kiss, of every sweet a part,
                  A kiss of art;
The kiss which ever stirs some new delight,
                  A kiss of might;
The twaching smacking kiss, and when you cease,
                  A kiss of peace;
The music kiss, crochet-and-quaver time;
                  The kiss of rhyme;
The kiss of eloquence, which doth belong
                  Unto the tongue;
The kiss of all the sciences in one,
                  The kiss alone.
So, ‘tis enough.

Edward Herbert, Lord Cherbury 1583-1648

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CD illustrations and graphics

I am working on the illustrations and graphics for a Mike and Ally Music. Here is what I have played with tonight. This is of course for the actual CD not the cover. The album is called "Welcome to the Treehouse". I will be created the illustrations using a linocut technique and possibly incorporating some paper marbling.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

First Day on the Blog

Welcome to my blog to those out there in cyber space. This blog will be your link to what is going on in my studio. I will try and post images as often as I remember to.
I am currently working on a large scale piece of my son the snowboarder. The piece is inspired by the painting "The Kiss" by Francesco Hayez. See link.

I am using a similar positioning with my son and his girlfriend as a symbol for how the modern athlete has taken on the role of hero that long ago was the warrior. I intend to do a six part series on this concept. The image uploaded is the underpainting that I did today. The atmospheric perspective in the background is the goal for this week.

I am also working on a 500 edition print for the Catholic Schools 100th anniversary celebration. I have created 7 different printing blocks and am printing the pieces on mulberry paper.