Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Yes, It Is Grand

An image from the past year, the Grand Canyon.  Just a humbling reminder that there is something greater than us out there.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Upgraded Memory Of A Place

Digitally manipulating a photograph of an architectural detail yields new digital art, on my virtual wall.  All this, in a familiar color palette.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

More Rain

Digital sketch, second generation, rain series.  Working title, "Moon Rise Over Forest With Rain".

Monday, December 21, 2015

Rainy Day Image Number 5

In the words of an old song, "Soon its gonna to rain, I can feel it." I am working on a new painting, and decided to sketch the essence in a digital format, shown above.  Why?  Just for fun.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Crane Shot Over NYC

A recurring theme in my photographic work, the crane shot.  A camera mounted on a crane for the purpose of capturing an image?  No, a shot of the crane itself, in this case, looming in the skies over downtown New York.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Site of the September 11 Memorial in New York.  A fitting, moving tribute, well thought out and designed, and well worth a visit. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Work In Progress

From the "In Progress" folder, a combination oil painting and digital sketch.  Not sure what the final work will look like, but for me, this is an exciting stop along the way.  When the paint dries, I plan to go back in.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Orange, Goes Well With Black

A collaborative work in progress to be sure, and, digitally manipulated, the original for which the above is based is still predominantly black on white.  I couldn't resist adding the orange, for that satisfying hit of saturated color.  

Dr. Ju and I have been working together again, and what a creative pleasure.  Written in Chinese characters, what does the above mean you ask?  All I can tell you is that it is a poem, some such as, "I am home drinking green tea, all is peaceful, and I am reading a poem from one of the ancient masters".  

All those who would create mayhem in our world could learn a lot here.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Doors Of Zhujiajiao

The doors of Zhujiajiao, a rare and ancient settlement in Shanghai, removed from the shops and secured together during business hours.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Boston Red

Modified image, from the streets of Boston.  My old stomping grounds.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Colorado Sketch

Above, a sketch of the Colorado landscape, from a recent trip.  An emotional rendition.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Supra Natural

Above, a photo illustration.  Just having fun with a recent photo on a rainy day, transforming the natural into something supra natural, and creating something never seen before.  

Friday, October 16, 2015

Blue Blaze

Above, a marker on the Metacomet Trail.  I have been away for a while.  Creatively, a lot has happened.  It is good to be back, back on this path.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Something New In The Studio

Above, working title "White Nude, Blue Nude", a record shot to be sure.  Very pleased to have completed two new paintings in the last week. 

Friday, April 17, 2015


The word of the day is desire.

The Streets Of Beijing

Image of the day, the streets of Beijing.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Modern Man

Above, portrait of a modern man, my art project for the morning, involving sketch, scan, print, scan again, enhance with color, and stop.  

Time for tea.

Friday, March 20, 2015

In The Nude

Image of the day is a nude.  I have taken an oil painting of mine, primarily painted in greys, and digitally manipulated the image, introducing color, for an alternate emotional impact.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blue Mesa

Part of the Arizona Painted Desert, rest your eyes on the Blue Mesa.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Image Composition

Foreground, middleground, background, check.  Yes, we have that, right here in this image of the Grand Canyon.  At the time, it was lightly snowing, on and off, and a bit of light broke through the clouds to light the floor of the canyon.

Make What Is Timeless Look Old

I have just returned from a road trip through the American south and southwest.  Above, a freshly taken photo of the Grand Canyon, made to look old by converting the image to a sepia tone.
An alternate version that I prefer.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I don't often like details of paintings, because I am always wondering what the entire piece looks like, but I will make an exception, and post a detail of my work, "Office Phantasm", shown above.  I suppose from time to time it is a good thing to focus our attention on a select portion, to go deeper and see more.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Every Picture Tells A Story

Above, a story in 32 parts.  Yes, this one is personal, could be called "Self Portrait".

Friday, January 16, 2015


When I was a young boy, I used to write a lot of letters to government agencies and large corporations.  Usually I wrote requesting information, or, proposing product ideas.  Above, a response from NASA, prior to John Glenn's first orbiting of the earth.  I had wished him well.  Thank you, John Glenn.  Oh, color added by me, just because I felt like it.
When I brought the NASA letter to school, they called in the media, and the next day I was featured on the front page of the local paper, see above.  Now-a-days they would have gotten a statement from the kid, but not back then.  Just the facts.