Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011


In the Cat's Mouth

Always a delight to visit the site of the Museum of Bad Art. Yes it's true; even bad art deserves to be seen. Artist's, if you need inspiration, this is the place to click your mouse. It lifts my spirits and leaves me with a good belly laugh, not at the bad art but at the seriousness of the reviews.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


My friend Marilyn and I were traveling with a group in May 2007. This is one of those stories: a funny thing happened on the way to Italy. We ended up in Chicago for a day and a half, and I was determined to get to the Art Institute of Chicago to see a particular painting that I had wanted to see for 20 years. Well, the hotel they put us in was only two blocks away, and Marilyn was willing to join me. The painting: Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte greeted us in the Impressionist gallery. And it was just as grand as I expected. A larger than life painting. Doesn't it look like the couple will walk right out of the painting?

Marilyn just sent me a reference book on the Art Institute of Chicago and it brought back all those warm and fuzzy feelings.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Today Google looks like a Cezanne still life; can you see it?

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I'm back in the ceramics lab for spring semester at OPSU. It's very exciting to know that my creative juices have a place to spill out onto, and I'm expecting productive lab time. I have some new ideas for designing more masks and using the available glazes and maybe trying acrylic and WC to add color as well.

Here are some of what I produced last semester. My facebook avatar is now one of my masks; check it out!

Friday, January 7, 2011


What an honor! I have a painting in the Amarillo Museum of Art's Panhandle Artists' Hanging. The AMOA is on the Amarillo College campus. I didn't take too much time to check out the campus as I made my delivery, but when I go back to pick it up I will spend more time looking around.

This show is featuring a community painting project: a paint-by-number of Palo Duro Canyon. For a fee of $5 participants could fill in a spot; how fun! Unfortunately I could not stick around long enough to paint.

You can see my submission here or there. Mayfest in acrylic.