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Garlic in plastic bag with egg and tea

jer and becca's garlic; oil on panel

Garlic in plastic bag with egg and tea — oil on maple panel,  10 x 10 inch (25  x 25  cm), 08/16/2010

jer's and becca's garlic; graphite on mylar

Garlic in plastic bag with egg and tea — graphite on mylar,  5 x 7 inch (13  x 18  cm), 08/12/2010

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Drawings

Drawing resumes after work in December was disrupted in part by replacing — three times — a ten year old mac G4 with a shiny new malfunctioning i-mac. A peek behind the flawless curtain of brand image can be a shock, whether it’s Apple, Tiger, or the mesmerizing decorative wrappings torn off another holiday season. The desire to believe in appearances persists. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!” the Lord of the Flies told Simon, to take this to its darkest incarnation. “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?” Between the two aspects of the inner beast, let us choose to feed the friendly dog rather than the rabid one. Try a little tenderness. Begin again.

pear, clementine, garlic, onion — fountain pen, daler rowney sketchbook, 7×10 inches (18×25 cm), 12/27/2009

pear, clementine, garlic, onion — fountain pen, daler rowney sketchbook, 10×7 inches (25×18 cm), 12/27/2009

pear, clementine, garlic, onion — fountain pen, daler rowney sketchbook, 7×10 inches (18×25 cm), 12/27/2009

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Tomato, garlic and onion


Tomato, garlic and onion, oil on linen panel, 5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.78 cm), 3/16/2009

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Clementine, green apple and garlic


Clementine, green apple and garlic, oil on paper, image 6.5 x 8.25 in, (16.5 x 21 cm), 02/05/2009

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Green apple, garlic and turps can


Green apple, garlic and turps can, oil on paper, image 6.5 x 8.25 in, (16.5 x 21 cm), 02/04/2009

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Moleskine sketches

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November sketches

I’m pushing myself to do more drawing in public places by bringing a sketchbook with me wherever I go — and actually drawing in it. The moleskine sketchbooks are compact, good for travel, but the paper has a waxy, slippery finish. It contributes to a wobbly line quality when using a micron pen. Here are some examples from a recent trip to New York city.


Still life, micron pen on moleskine, 5.5 x 7 in (13.97 x 17.78 cm), 11/1/2008


Still life, micron pen on moleskine, 5.5 x 7 in (13.97 x 17.78 cm), 11/10/2008



Still life, micron pen on moleskine, 5.5 x 7 in (13.97 x 17.78 cm), 11/11/2008

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Still life

For a long time, I’ve wanted my oil paintings to have the energy and tension of my drawings. In this painting, that convergence is happening. My recent practice of making gouache copies from master’s paintings is proving not only to be fun and engaging but also to have unexpected benefits that carry over to working from life. Two strengths are being developed in the copy work: the process of matching colors to an existing work; and mixing and applying color using a limited palette. This painting also shows the use of a natural glance for the approach to composition.


Still life, oil on paper, 7 x 8.5 in (17.78 x 21.59 cm), 11/2/08


Still life, ink, 5 x 8 in (12.7 x 20.32 cm), 11/2/08

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