Category: art

  • Typogram, Typography, or Calligram?

    Typogram, Typography, or Calligram?

    I’m making a series of animal illustrations by using only words and letters, and I was really confused as to what to call the genre.  So far, I’ve found three words that sound like they should mean the same thing, and when Googled, yield similar results.  I thought it might be important in posting my items for…

  • 3 Important Tips For Showing Your Paintings In A Gallery

    3 Important Tips For Showing Your Paintings In A Gallery

    If you’ll be showing your work at business establishments (restaurants, galleries, community centers…etc.), here are a few things to keep in mind: 1 – Secure your wire.  Many locations require that your work be secured with pliers so it doesn’t fall off the wall and land in someone’s soup.  I like to use little eyelet screws and…

  • the latest projects

    For those of you who’ve been wondering: I’m not dead, between projects and other things, I just haven’t had much time to blog. While diving into existential-land and pondering the true meaning of blogging, I’ve run many miles and drank many cups of caffeine.  When I have a revelation about blogging, I’ll be sure to…

  • The Burro and the American Burro

    Oil on canvas – 11×14″ I used to understand the difference between a donkey (burro) and a mule, but, the subject rarely comes up, and I have since forgotten.  However, I’ve been swimming in admiration for Mexican art recently, and have found it to be simple, colorful, lively, and festive.  I tried to re-create at…

  • The RSS Fish

    RSS Fish Acrylic on Canvas – 8″ x 6″ I recently fixed an old Gilbert clock from the 1920’s.  It’s one the most fascinating toys I’ve ever had because you can see all the levers and cogs moving as it keeps your time.  Of course, that will be hidden again once I’m finished re-furbishing its bell-shaped case.…

  • Hot, Hot, Hot

    SOLD: Sexy Legs Acrylic on Canvas 8″ x 6″ I’ve been attempting to produce 10 paintings by Friday.  This personal challenge began yesterday due to a sudden show invite (special thanks to KD Mernin with the NAC and the Mt. Airy Art Garage). At this time, I have 4 more to go, then hope to get…

  • Those Funny-Bunny Comments

    Acrylic on Canvas – 8″ x 6″ I finally figured out how to incorporate a 3rd party comment section within my blog, and it only took me about 4 hours.  I calculate around 5 minutes to install a comment enabler called “Disqus”, however, it didn’t work quite right.  It took me the other 3 hours and…

  • Fish With Apple

    SOLD: Acrylic on Canvas – 8″x 6″ This represents how I felt yesterday after installing my Art in a New Jersey restaurant.  However, after having spent most of my life in Chicago, I expect everything to be like one big grid, so, naturally, I got lost while getting there.  Thanks to that special someone and…

  • Fantasy Island

    Last weekend, the time that I wasn’t playing video games was spent creating this much-needed kitchen Island.  That ugly white structure underneath is our dishwasher. Back in the day, when the island was nothing more than a simple dream, the only counter space we had (with which to gut and chop our food upon) was…

  • Public Display

      What you are looking at is the corner of a painting in its unfinished stage as it sits on a well-used easel. This painting (in its finished form) will soon be on public display for the next two months.  If all goes well, I’ll be hanging them tomorrow at a place called “Earth Bread…