Monday, January 29, 2007

Ball of Souls

Acrylic on board, 2007, 14" x 11":

Ball of Souls

Small painting done from a 2002 sketch (available in Small Drawings book, available from Possibly related to alleged forthcoming "Hell" series...

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Eternal

The Eternal

Acrylic on board, 2007, 12" x 9". Painted yesterday as the light was dying.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Bone Tree 2 / Hiroshima

New small painting:

Bone Tree 2 / Hiroshima

Acrylic on board, 2007, 10" x 8". A variant on the Bone Tree image (somewhere below -- check previous posts), combined with the Hiroshima mushroom cloud -- kind of a monument to the atomic bombing. How high is a mushroom cloud? I see it as being huge -- maybe a mile high or motifs & themes tend to merge together. At some point, I have in mind doing a series of Hiroshima pieces -- over the years I've done a few here & there, with differing levels of success...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nocturne (study)

A new small painting that's probably a study for a larger one:


Acrylic on board, 2007, 12" x 9". I actually scanned this on my flatbed scanner, so it's cropped a little, as the scanner can only handle sizes of 11" x 8.5". This image may relate to the rumored (by me) forthcoming "Duino Elegies" series, which I started back in 1999 or so...or it may not. Maybe just in look & feel.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

2007 -- Angel For Rilke

I thought I should upload something new for 2007:

Angel For Rilke

Brush & ink wash on paper, 12" x 12". Another Duino Elegy-related piece ("every angel is terrifying") -- maybe 2007 will be the year when I finish the Duino series. We shall see.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Famine 1991

This was a drawing I created way back in 1991 as part of a series entitled "In Humanity":

Famine, 1991

I've just re-edited the image to include the title, my name & my URLs. This was because my web stats package was indicating large numbers of hits on the image, without corresponding hits on the pages where it was on my sites. This probably means that someone is remote linking to it -- putting it on their site, but pulling it from the server where I'm hosting it. I don't mind people using my work for non-profit purposes on their MySpace pages & so on, but would really appreciate if people would upload the image to their own hosting server (a right-click & a "save as" will save the picture to your computer) & an image credit so that viewers know the title & who painted or drew the image. I don't think it's too much to ask. Otherwise, I'll have to edit all my images to include the credits, which I personally find a little annoying (to do & also to look at), but there you have it. Just a little rant...

ImageShack Slide Show

I just created this over on ImageShack:

Go to ImageShack® to Create your own Slideshow

I think slideshows & movies are a good way to display art...the image resolution is much better in this than the movies (somewhere below). The transitions & so on seem a bit limited -- there's also the option of adding sound/music. I may edit this at a later date...

Monday, January 01, 2007

Diana Stamps

I recently turned a 1995 portrait of my wife into postage stamps via Anyone can do this with a digital photo or scan that they can upload...

Diana Stamps

They do cost quite a bit more than regular stamps -- I had a sheet of 20 made, so what with the cost of shipping, the stamps cost almost $1 each, which is more than the 39 cents that similar stamps would cost at the Post Office. However, the cost does go down a bit if you order more sheets, & it's very cool just to send your mail with your own stamps. Hmm...maybe I could sell signed sheets...I'll put it on the to-do list...