Saturday, October 23, 2010

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, "Spill Life" painting

Crayon Drawing (and the model involved)

Working with Watercolor

Painting with watercolor is like painting with the light from the sun, what you leave out becomes the most important focus of the picture. Painting with watercolor is like writing on blank paper, what you do not say allows the reader to fill the empty places with their own words.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


There is no such thing as a line in real life, but the eyes and brain accept the long thin roll of carbon as though it were a common thing.
A common thing to see each each of us wrapped inside a soft black thread as we walk from our cars or sit on the back porch telling stories.
We look at a drawing and recognize faces, names; the shape of hats, elbows, and tired eyes and say, "that's him alright", or "you call that art?" For me, drawing is like fishing on a square white lake pulling out the endless shapes that live just beneath the surface.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


He thought his life was too slow,
and so he believed smack was the answer. His friends would set him up for awhile, and he would return the favor, keeping each other suspended along the edge of precipice. "You need to get high like me" he said, but I told him when he is old, life will look different from the ground.
Just before he leaped, he promised to wave good-bye when he passed my window.
And now I stand above his grave, scraping away the snow and leaves, covering up a name only I remember.
Life will look different from the ground my friend, when you are old