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A Posting Streak

Kerfe asked me to cover her during her move and I am pleased to say I’ve posted/painted every day this week.

Thank you for all the nice comments! Will answer to all over the weekend.

This one doesn’t seem done for some reason like maybe it needs more black. Posting it anyway!

A fabulous weekend to all. Some sun would be nice.


Still playing around with color. Not sure if this one is done but I’m on a roll of posting and wanted to continue it. Got another one going too. Can’t wait to get home (we are leaving work at 1:00) and slosh some more paint around. Hope this snow doesn’t last but they’re saying it will.

Painting (continued)

I’m not sure this is finished even though I signed it. I’ve had a few things going painting-wise and hope to keep the momentum going.

Couple of close ups of parts of the painting I like.

I messed with the top image in editing it. That’s why it doesn’t even look like the same painting : ).

Painting 3/19/19

I’ve been painting a lot more. These take a couple of days ’cause layering/wet paint. I have another one started. They seem to be a more intuitive or free association kind of painting with the sole purpose of working on something!

I’ll try and finish the other to post Wednesday.

Living Color

I don’t know if it’s the new moon or spring approaching but I had in my head to just start splashing color around and see where it took me. This is watercolor, gouache and Black Magic ink. I kind of like it and it was fun to work on.

Progress 3/7/18

Some progress on the drawing. I almost like it like this but I think I’m going to give the ladies some color on their frocks.

I looked up old phones like the one on the desk. I really don’t think the photo is that early but it’s possible I guess.

It’s a snow day here. I’m pretty happy about that.

Art in Skin Haunt

I have two pieces of art in “Skin Haunt”, Issue 3 from Hematopoiesis Press.  My thanks to Cosi Nayovitz for including my work in this beautiful publication.

You can read the issue here:

My work is here:
and here:


pathways 1s

pathways magnetic

my wild roots wander,
longing to breathe blue into
green, seed into wind,

beneath the moon growing full–
yearnings climbing air and light

I consulted the Oracle with Colleen’s words this week in hand.  I tried to go in one direction, but, as usual, the Oracle knew where she wanted to go, and went there, taking me along.  The art is part of a larger piece “in process”–but it seemed to fit the words.


Disturbance in the Field

This is the painting I did from the sketch the other day. I don’t know why I painted in the little spinning object on the left. I don’t remember why I did it but it’s okay.

My dilemma with this painting is that I was about to paint in some branches on the tree tops. Then I sort of liked it as it was. What do you think? Does it need some branches?

Detail of the spinning or tumbleweed image. It has all the colors in the painting in it. A very fun piece to paint and I really love gouache.

Sunday Painting

I sat down over the weekend and got some painting done. Yay! I had started this portrait of my mother in black and white and messed with it.

I had the paint really heavy on her face at one point so I pressed a paper towel over it. It came out like a weird ghost.

That reminded me how much fun it really is to paint. I’ve got something else started which I hope to finish today. Here’s a sketch done on the first page of a new watercolor block which happens to be black.

And the same image filled in with some color.

All in all a pretty productive weekend. And still no sign of sun in Northern NJ.