February 27, 2015

I managed to get a pretty good scan of the slide.  The problem I'm running into with these conversions is, frankly, the quality of my original slides.  This piece had a deep blue background so the dolphins blend into it as they are black in certain areas.


I thought that my slides were all better than the actually are.  Some are really quite good, and others were adequate for the time and certainly resulted in me landing shows.  More to come.

February 24, 2015

I've been playing around with the wood lathe and create this segment bowl.  It is a little bit elementary, but I'm just getting the hang of it.  More to come over the next few months.


February 23, 2015

My family went to the opening of the PAN exhibit at the Frye on Friday evening,  This highlighted Graphic Arts from Europe from around the turn of the previous century.  Some interesting publications were there as well as some lithographs, woodcuts and other prints from Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and others.  It is certainly worth the trip.   The Frye is always free...with free parking!



February 20, 2015

this is Urban Altarpiece:  Tommy's Burgers from 1987.  It is acrylic on wood and is 2" x 24" x 36" when open.  I showed it just once in the Rental Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  It sold at the opening.  This is the first of hopefully many images I am converting fron 35mm slides.  I had hoed that the quality would be just a little bit better, but I find it acceptable for now.


February 19, 2015

Here is the first airbrushed deck that I painted.  I posted this online on a couple of message boards and that is how the Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts was able to contact me.  I have pictures of the exhibition somewhere.  I'll post them up when I find them. 

Dan Hughes shot a great photo of me at the Duvall Washington riding this board.


February 18, 2015

I went to the Fry with my daughter since we had the day off of school. Most of the Frye was closed for the installation of an upcoming decorative arts exhibit.  It opens on the 21st so you may want to wait to see that as well.


Rodrigo Valenzuela had a large installation which I enjoyed.  He also had a few video pieces as well.



February 16, 2015

A few years ago I had the opportunit to display two skateboards at the Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Art in Göteborg Sweden. The show was titled Rolling Boards and featured skateboard related art from throughout the word as well as plenty of boards form various manufacturers.

These were my two contibutions.

February 12, 2015

Things progressed quicker than I anticipated and I've finished the piece.  My first completed work of 2015.

This is the second complted work of the And/Or Series.  

It is a little glossy in the photo.  A lttle more brush work over airbrush work than normal.  I like the result and will experiment in that direction more.


February 11, 2015

I'm close to finishing Give or Take, for a series I am working on.  The rockfish needs to a few sessions of painting and I'm adding some very subtle hits of moss on the frame.  It sould be done in the next week or so.


February 9, 2015

I have made some progress the last week or so on Cut and Dry.  The frame has been textured to mimic stucco.  There are 5 plaques that will be attached to it.  Two look like bronze.  Three others look like ceramic tile or enameled metal.  They have the words, CUT, DRY and TOLERENT engraved in them.  A horned shark is in the center that still needs to be completed.  They have been placed temporarily place on the image are not attached yet, and are thus crooked....

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