Monday, August 1, 2016

It Will All Depend On Our Focus

Another finished piece of summer work.  Original sketches inked with a quill pen on tracing paper so that the images are semi transparent.  The back ground is paper alternated with the sports stats page.
Fluid Acrylic washes over the background.

My work is always about nature, plants, toxins, GMOs, and the future of our world.  I was re reading one of my most favorite books,  Mutant Message From Down Under by Marlo Morgan.  Wonderful book, challenging observations.  I have written and rewritten artists statements that try to sum up my feeling and intent, but she wrote it crystal clear.

"We are destroying the soul of the earth  Our technical greed has uncovered a deep ignorance that is a serious threat to all life,  an ignorance that only reverence for nature can reverse. "

H 14" x W 11"
Fluid Acrylic washes, quill pen and ink, various papers

Thanks for the view.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time, A Changing Mirage

Clocks and Maps,  The world is set and recorded, but it is only a mirage, that chances with time.  It must be drawn again, named again. Borders and alliances growing together, then come apart, again.  We move on, every changing.

W 6" x H 10"
Fluid acrylics, Quill pen and ink, various papers, vintage maps, molding paste

Monday, July 4, 2016

A Few Spots Left/ is now Not Many Left

Well, you know how it is.  You look back at some of your work and you realize that it is all wrong.  The background doesn't work, the foreground doesn't work, or the whole thing just doesn't work.  But, part of it you really still feel is strong.  A few pages down you will find the original posts about these nine small landscapes.  Really like the small landscapes, but the setting was wrong.  So here is the redo.  I feel it is much stronger now.   see what you think.

Size W 10" x H 10.5"  each landscape is 3" x 3"
Fluid acrylics, Quill pen and ink, water color pencils, various papers 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Don't Listen to the Words, If you aren't looking at the Actions

New Piece, once again, Alcohol ink, quill pen and colored ink, on YUPO.
Why try to reach other worlds, if we can't not destroy this one, destruction will only spread.
As my Mom always said, actions speak louder than words.  Thanks for the view. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

New news

I am very happy and humbled that the Alcohol ink piece shown in my last post, that is now renamed As They Float Away, has been accepted for publication by North Light Books for their Incite 4.  It should be out in September. 

Hunter, Gatherer, Industrial, Digital, Hunter....  has also been accepted for publication in a book of work by members of the Society of Layerist in Multi Mediums.  It is also a few posts down.  thanks for the view. 

The first half of the school year has flown by and we are now in the Spring semester, so my time in the studio is limited.  Hope to have more new work soon.   thanks for the view!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

To Jettison Without Solutions, Not To Wise

Another alcohol Ink on Yupo with intense drawing with quill pen and Colored Inks.
If we don't solve our problems here on earth, jettisoning them into space will only multiply our problems.  Thanks for the view.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


This piece is a little bit different,  it is not a Collage.  Using contact paper and Alcohol Inks in several different layers of application, I built up the composition.  Then with my favorite Quill pen and colored inks I began to draw on the multi surface.

Size   H 14" x W 11"
Medium    Quill pen and colored inks, Alcohol inks, Yupo paper