Friday, October 4, 2013


Another pose by Linnea. I like the way her profile is a little reminiscent of Sargent's Madame X.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Linnea in Sleep Pose

This painting was inspired by a painting my friend Holly has in her living room. It is of a young girl in the 'Gibson girl' era that Holly said was her grandmother, painted by her artist ancestor. I thought it would be nice for a descendant of Linneas', way off in the future, to be able to point to a painting and say 'that is my grandmother'.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

California Trip Travel Journal, July 2013

I flew out a couples of days early to see local national parks, then spent time on the California Specialty Crops Tour.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Say No to Gun Violence

I felt I needed to do this since my friend, John Massey, is working on a great 'Say No to Gun Violence' sculpture and that made me think I should try to make a statement on the theme. The message here is that good will prevail and that guns belong to the dark side. The model for the girl is my six year old granddaughter, in some ways representing the Newtown victims.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Study in Whites

When Julia and I were looking at the Mary Cassatt painting in the book below she insisted that the subjects were a big sister and a little sister. That gave me the idea of dressing Julia and Willow in white and recreating the painting. I tried to get some feet in the painting but Willow was not into fully cooperating.