“Redox,” a new painting

Years ago, I saw a painting by Gustav Caillebotte of people on a steel bridge and I thought “Wow! That feels very modern!” And, for the mid-to-late nineteenth-century it must have been. My latest painting, “Redox,” doesn’t feature a bridge, but bridge-like architectural elements in contrast with eighteenth-century figures. Just disorienting enough to, hopefully, make… Continue reading “Redox,” a new painting

A Passage from Emerson

Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say ‘I think,’ ‘I am,’ but quotes some saint or sage.

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New painting: Secret Secret

All through July, I’ve been working on a new painting, a series of paintings actually. This is the first in the series, “Secret Secret.” 

My first cyanotype print

Something new from out of the blue Yesterday I looked out the window at my yard (sand, mesquite, aloe, chaparral, nopal) and saw the sun had back-lit a small cactus and it struck me as “pretty.” Phone in hand, I went out to see what I could get.

Notes on Illustration

Materials old and new I’ve been preparing illustrations for publication since the early eighties. Back in the day, materials used were typically pencil and ink on paper. Today, when producing for the web I frequently start