Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Bibiliophile

This is my half of a 2-part image done in collaboration with NC Mallory via Flickr. He suggested the can see both images here.

The Bibliophile, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

Monday, October 25, 2010

More Souls from The Book of...

Here are the latest images from my collaboration with Tim Lowly, who supplies the digital transformations and construction to accompany my drawings:

Diana and the Hands Holding the Soul of the World.

Diana is Diana Ayton-Shenker, my wife. Her web site is

Steve M and the Soul of Steam.

Steve M is musician Steve Mosto:

Stevan J and the Stairway of Souls.

Stevan J is Stevan Jennis, the painter:

The Uninvitables in Millbrook

Here's a photo from Friday's opening in Millbrook, NY:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stumbling Colossus

Here is a new drawing that I did for a collaborative piece with NC Mallory (he's in LA, I'm in upstate NY) on Flickr:

Stumbling Colossus, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 10" x 8"
You can see both of our versions here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Mountain Goes to Michigan

This is just to mention that my artist collaborator friend Tim Lowly (The Book of Souls) and the smaller version of his musical group, the Lowly Ensemble, called Baby Mountain, will be playing at the Stone House in Brighton (Michigan, not the real one) on Friday, October 29, at 8pm, if you're in the vicinity, and some other places nearby (click on the poster to read where). Here is the poster:

Poster design by Tim Lowly.

The image comes from The Book of Souls itself, it's the facing page from "JLS and the Origin of Storms", which gives me an excuse to show that image again below:

JLS and the Origin of Storms (JLS is my friend, the painter Jim Stevenson)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Uninvitables in Millbrook

Here is a photo I took today of some of my artworks in the show:

Images from left to right: Duino Elegy #3, Dream of Cyclops, Head of Medusa, (Manowar behind pillar), Menowar, Shadow Bay.

See previous post below for exhibition details.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Uninvitables: the artists

The Uninvitables
October 22-24, 2010. Opening reception: Oct 22, from 5-10pm
Address: 3262 Franklin Ave, Millbrook NY.

Here is a list of the artists who will be included in the Millbrook exhibit:

William T. Ayton
David Borenstein
Teresa Clare
Sandy Granzow
Jim Kearns
Joanne Klein
John Lavin
Joseph Maresca
Michael Osborne
Jeff Romano
Doug Shippee

If there are any more, I'll add them to this list. More information will be posted on the Uninvitables blog.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Book of Souls updates

Here are some of the more recent images from The Book of Souls, a collaboration with Chicago-based artist Tim Lowly, who takes my original drawings & magically processes them in Photoshop:

Sarah and the Souls of the Sea.

DJR and the Fallen Soul (DJR is Donald J. Rothschild, with whom I collaborated on the illustrated version of his screenplay/novel, Shadow Bay)

MHC and the Unemployed Souls.

KH and the 2 Expatriate Souls. KH is Karin Hanta, a friend who lives in Vermont. She's a writer/translator by profession.

Exaltation | Without Faces. This is a piece that Tim did a while ago. It deviates from the usual portrait/setting format, and is the only piece to do so at this point.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Life Drawing of a Seated Woman

I went to life drawing in Kingston NY last night, as I haven't done any actual drawing from life (I've done portrait drawings for The Book of Souls from life, but that's a different matter). Here's one of the better images...I found I was a little rusty & it took a short while to get back into the flow of things.

Life Drawing of a Seated Woman, 2010, pencil on paper, 12" x 9".

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fallen Warrior

Figure sketch, a little rough...

Fallen Warrior, 2010, pen & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".


Sketch of a head that went too far...

Haunted, 2010, pen & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

Actually, it came out not too bad for all that, & I might find I like it more & more...we'll see...


A new drawing done in pen & ink -- I just bought some pens & ink the other day.

Sculpted, 2010, pen & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

The head is sculpted out of ink, or pure thought, as someone mentioned to me recently...

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Uninvitables

The Uninvitables is a new group show that I'm in, in Millbrook NY from October 22-24 2010. It's in a "pop-up" gallery, utilizing a vacant retail space (that actually was until recently an art gallery) to showcase more offbeat Hudson Valley artists (i.e. not producing standard landscape fare). Should be a great show. I'll post more details when I have them. But, here's what I have now:

The Uninvitables
October 22-24, 2010. Opening reception: Oct 22, from 5-10pm
Address: 3262 Franklin Ave, Millbrook NY.

Thanks to Jeff Romano for setting up & curating the show, & Doug Shippee for the layout & production of the poster.

The image on the poster (each of the artists gets one) is "Menowar" from 2007.

Medusa Tondo

New tondo (circular artwork) of Medusa:

Medusa Tondo, 2010, ink & acrylic on cardboard circle, diameter 11.5".

I had to retrieve some of the detail digitally that was lost by the camera, which is why the background is speckled.

Caught in a Gaze

New ink drawing of a man's head, distinguished by the intensity of the eyes.'

Caught in a Gaze, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

Friday, October 08, 2010

Venus Anadyomene

This is a small drawing I did the other day as part of a collaboration with the LA-based artist NC Mallory via the Flickr web site. Each week we each do a drawing on some kind of mythological or fantastic theme. This week it was Venus/Aphrodite. Previously we've done angels, demons and so forth.

Venus Anadyomene, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 10" x 8".

For the other collaborative works, & to see NC's version of Venus, please go here.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Between & Remixes

Below is a recent drawing & a couple of "remixed" versions I did in Photoshop.

Between, 2010, brush & ink on paper, 11" x 8.5".

Between, digital remix in Photoshop.

Between, remix #2.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Angel of Life and Death

I've been getting back into painting on a somewhat larger scale, after generating many drawings of a small size, mostly because of's easier to get small works on a scanner to get a decent version of them, especially drawings, which tend to come out badly in digital photos. Anyway, here are some new paintings.

The Angel of Life and Death, 2010, acrylic on board, 20" x 16".

And here is the digital remix (above), conveniently reversed to avoid confusion.

Robed in Red, 2010, acrylic on board, 16" x 12".

The Fall, 2010, acrylic on board, 20" x 16".