Friday, October 1, 2010

12x18 1966 VW Bus
acrylic on art board
12x12 Pop Art Love Bus
acrylic on art board
12x12 Pop Art Beetle
acrylic on art board
8x10 Pimp Acoustic Player
acrylic on stretched canvas, framed
12x12 Maralyn Monroe
Simple line painting, acrylic on art board
12x12 Fire and Jimmy, acrylic on art board.
Simple subject painted in a "Pop Art" style

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jazz Trombone Player

24x24 Acrylic on board
Jazz Trombone Player #1
11th painting in this series/style

Jazz Acooustic Guitar Player

24x24 Acrylic on board
Jazz Acoustic Guitar Player.
10th painting is this style/series

Dirty Winged Angel

16x20 Dirty Winged Angel. Acrylic on art board.
Heavily applied acrylic paint for the wings giving thick/fluffy/dirty appearance. Framed.

Cubist Cindy #1

Sorry for the blurry photo.
11x14 Cubist Cindy. Acrylic on art board.
The 1st attempt at combining heavy Picasso-esque cubism with the beauty of form by my wife,, she like Daisy flowers.

Monday, August 23, 2010's been a while since I've uploaded anything to this site.
First, yes, I'm still painting. Lots of painting lately actually. I have a couple of shows coming up and lots are in the works. Only 3 currently finished and awaiting photos so I can upload here. Secondly, here is some of the latest pottery projects I've been working on. This is inspired by my last "Family Date Night" with all the kids. We went to see Alice In Wonderland and this reminds me of the dishes the Mad Hatter used on the tables........wimsey....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Smaller 2 glaze vase. I used Amaco LT-122 Dark Blue, thin applied on the inside and very think around the top edge, then Amaco LT-3 Old Pewter for the bottom outside stripe. Loving the results, so more to come soon!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Drip Edge Vase #2. Interesting effects created when combining 2 different glazes and slightly over-firing the clay.
Larger Vase using Amaco White Art Clay and combining 2 different Amaco glazes. I made for interesting "oozing" effect down the side of the vase......I think I'll do more this way!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Coil-built Soap Dish #2. Glazed with Amaco LT-122 Dark Blue, thin applied. Earthenware clay fired to cone 05. Lead-free foodsafe glaze used.
Rake Vase #1. Completed during a Raku workshop sponsored by the Kentuck Museum in Northport, Alabama. This was the 1st piece removed from the kiln. This is now something I'm going to start doing at home!!!! I love the results!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Coil building vases is something I've enjoyed since started pottery. I've also included a terra cotta face plaque that my son and I built too. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flower Vase #2

My second attempt at hand-building a flower looking vase. This vase's pedals are more straight up compared to the first attempt at this style vase. The inside is also a darker red when compared to the first attempt vase. Approx. 8-9 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide. Water tight and dishwasher safe.

Basket Weave Platter

13x9 approx.
Basket Weave Platter
Hunter Green and Straw colors

A delicate basket weave patter with larger slabs of hunter green swirl patters. This was my first attempt and creating a platter using basket weaved clay. Having to work quickly so the clay does not dry-out was the biggest challenge.

Trying New Things....Pottery has been a long time since I've posted new art on this site. Here is why.....
I've started a fascination with clay and pottery. I've been hand-building pottery for a few years and never took it very serious. I mainly used pottery as a way to get the creative juices flowing in order to think about painting more clearly while doing my pottery. Well, several months ago, maybe a year ago, I found a pottery kiln for sale in a small local classifieds newspaper for only $50. I went to see it and sure enough bought it. It is the perfect little kiln for what I was making. I can fit several plates or bowls in a fire 4-5 pieces at a time. Perfect for me. So....I started dabbling in pottery a little more. Slowly the shelves around the house were getting full of random pottery pieces and then I also realized the bookshelves were becoming crowded with pottery books and magazines. Then, my Mom said she wanted to get me a pottery wheel. Now I started to really take my pottery art seriously....afterall, Mom got me a great wheel to start with and I already have he kiln. So.....Here are a few of my pottery pieces.
Don't worry....I still have my paint brushes too......