Thursday, August 25, 2005

And the band played on....

I came across this image online today - don't ask me how or why...

Words can not express......

Monday, August 22, 2005


Almost 2 weeks since my last update! I have been amazingly busy however. I can't go into details yet, but here are some tidbits...sold one house, bought another, someone died, created 4 paintings, negotiated publication of work in yet another British Fine Art book, met several new people, entertained out of town guests, several dinner parties, overdrank a least twice, found a 5 dollar bill floating in pool...

I'll be back soon with more posts - my solo show in DC opens in a little over 2 weeks! Aaiieeeee!!!!

Here's one of my latest works...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

In memoriam....

I was saddened to learn of the death of actress Barbara Bel Geddes. Though she was most known for her portrayal of Miss Ellie Ewing in the television show "Dallas", I thought that she was wonderful in Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo". Her character in that film has a timeless irresistible spunk about her as well as incredible pathos.

Barbara Bel Geddes
October 31, 1922 - August 8, 2005

Staying Busy....

Just taking a quick break from the studio for a quick visit here. I've been a busy painting boy. Here's a recent one:
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Which I am posting courtesy of a wonderful new image hosting site called ImageShack which I will use over and over again methinks.
I spent most of last weekend with my wonderful friend Michael Bell. He and his lovely wife Lisa came to visit. Of course,that meant that Michael and I had about 3 hours of sleep and a gallon of vodka each as we spoke with great intensity about art, life, and love. We even found time to make a great little painting together (of which I will post a pic of here later). When we're togther, we're like Van Gough and Gauguin and I treasure him for it.

Friday, August 05, 2005

I'm a compassionate mime....

It’s no secret that I’m a liberal Democrat and proud of it. So, I love it when I run across little gems online like the following Flash cartoon parody entitled “Leave It to Bush”. I find it laugh out loud hilarious - with special appearances by Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Walken!

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I was also very pleased to read this morning that Bush's approval polls are at the lowest yet (38%!!). And what’s even more amazing is that fewer than half of those polled now think he's honest and six out of ten think that the country is “headed down the wrong track”. Those are amazing numbers and they tell me that this country is finally starting to wake up and see what the hell is going on here in the name of “freedom”.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

The world may never know.....

My partner George and I went out to dinner last night with our friends Larry and Tom. We took them to a recent discovery called “La Quezelteca”. It’s a wonderful Mexican restaurant in the middle of nowhere. It’s huge ( it may have been an old skating rink at one time), the food and service is great and very authentic, and on Wednesday nights they have kick-ass $1.99 Margaritas.

I wish this were it, but it isn't. Though, it has a simular look and feel minus the giant hats and cool retromobiles. After we finished and we’re on our way out, Tom discovered a huge glass canister filled with Tootsie Drop Pops.

So, we each grab one (my favorite is Raspberry), and we head back home. Which is when this little guy pops into my head.

Which made me say with my best Mr. Owl voice
“One. Two. Three.”

This of course triggered the same imagery in the heads of everyone in the car and a friendly debate began as to when the commercial was on air. I did some online research and discovered that it first aired in 1970. The year in which I was 5 years old.

I also discovered that it is known as one of the most popular commercials of all time and that when you put “owl” and “tootsie” in a search engine, you will get over 35,000 hits.


I couldn’t seem to locate an web cast version of the commercial, but I did find this.
Just looking at the graphics made me feel briefly like a wide eyed happy little boy…

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


It's a little after 9PM and I've been in the studio most of the day. I received a nice email from my friend Randi Rhodes today about my latest work. She's a kick-ass wonderfully liberal talk radio personality out of NYC. We fell into an internet friendship about 2 years ago shortly after I first called her show and she went to my site live on the air.

I think she is amazing and I suggest that anyone with liberal sensibilities tune into her show. I stream it live off of or you can do the same thing at her site at

We email each other about this and that and, well, I just think she's amazing.

So, I haven't done this in a while but here is a WTF??!! for today.... First, the official WTF photo lead in.

It's an article from the Progressive magazine about an art exhibit in California.

Now, especially if you're an artist like myself, that article will really make you say WTF??!! After I sent the article to my friend Randi, she emailed me back this
"The world is becoming a place I don't recognize as my own."

Alas. By the way, here is the latest work that I finished today. It's titled "Chapeau VII" and it measures 36" x 36". Acrylic on canvas.