Saturday, July 10, 2010

John Denver

His music was gentle, yet bold.
He was John Denver.
His music like a chunk of gold,
Panned from a cold
Mountain stream.
He didn't scold
He never grew old.
He swallowed gravel
Which lay in his gizzard,
For he was actually part-human,
And was born from the trunk of a tree.

Friday, July 2, 2010

An Artistic Plan for the Next Year: The Poodle Parade.

I have been working the last 5 years with a particular style and subject matter that developed from sketchbooks, landscapes, archaeological illustration, and artist-schooling (amongst other things).  It is distinct and interesting, but I would like to take the opportunity to move forth and re-connect to other styles and subject matter, notably landscape art (especially now that I will be moving back (however temporarily) to my homeland of the Boulder/Longmont/Niwot, CO vicinity).  I want to re-visit many facets of observational art that I have, for various reasons, abandoned.  I would like to take many of the skills I've developed and apply them towards more traditional pursuits--for I believe that the original surrealists and abstract artists were rooted in the past and tradition.  I would hope that this would broaden my emotional palette via an expansion of the range of available material.  In short, I'd like to move out of my head and more into the common experience.  I am curious to see where I'll be next year at this time.  In Portland, OR summer is just beginning and I always tend to have a glut of happenings occur around this time--things seem to be going according to schedule here in 2010.  I'll have to revisit this "blog" "entry" next year.  I have a schedule function on my phone which allows me to schedule an event far in advance.  I'll go ahead and schedule an event for July 2, 2011, and will title it, "Poodle Parade".  I am certain there will be a poodle parade on that date.

"Geese Created". 20"x18"

I might do more work on this was an experiment with a different style, but I'm not sure if my idea, of geese being spontaneously-generated from a pond's edge, was adequately elucidated.  If I work further on it, I would add some detail work on the bottom of the feathers.  I will display it as-is at my art show at Beulahland next week.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Thanks to local illustrator Maryanna Hoggatt for pickin' up one of my postcards of "Infernal Contraption" and featuring it on her blog
Check out her cool illustrations whilst you're at it.