Friday, December 16, 2016

Splendor of Color

Enjoy the splendor of color, form, light and shadow, rendered, in this case, from chalky pastels, one of my favorite mediums.  So much joy, on so small a footprint, 6" x 6".  All on black Canson paper. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lens Flare

Lens flare, unexpected, and at times, so pleasing.

Vantage Point

View from an old vantage point.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sketching Digital, Again

Sketching digital, and having fun with it.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Side Light

The studio, in late afternoon sun, modified for emotional impact.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Relic From The Photo Shoot, Redux

The gaze into the camera has lasting power.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Chains that connect.  Chains that link.  Chains that protect.  Chains that keep out.  Chains.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Something New, Something Digital

Something new, something digital, just in time for spring.  This one is all done with 1's and 0's.  As I create, I recall the lessons of my art and design professors.  I am grateful for their gifts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Path Of Zen Way

The path of zen way?  Why, yes, it is right in front of you, as always.  

This image started as a collaborative oil painting done by Dr. Ju and me, and has now gone all digital.

Looking Skyward

Skyward, a sculpture, that soars toward the heavens.

Friday, April 8, 2016

In The Wilderness, All Over Again

Above, wilderness rendition, redux, all for the splendor of color. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Surreal Gone Abstract

Shown, self portrait with coworkers.  Starting with a painting I did some years ago, I have digitally repainted, straddling the border of the surreal and the abstract.  Feels like a good place to be.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Recollection Of Yu Garden

Yu Garden, in old Shanghai, as a recollection.  Almost exactly as I remembered it, that is, color for color.  I wonder if my father passed through there, back in the 1930's.

Color For Joy

Color, for more joy, sourced directly from nature. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Through A Digital Glass

Lightly, and with color.  What will you see?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rainier On The Horizon

Mount Rainier, from 90 miles away, photo taken out of a car window.  Image slightly modified for emotional impact.  At once, imposing and massive, inspiring awe, that is, fear and respect.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fine Line

Sometimes, there is a fine line between what is beautiful and what is ugly, as is the case, in my view, of these cranes peppering the landscape in the Seattle, Washington harbor.  The form of the crane is at once graceful, with an animal-like sense of beauty, and imposing on, and disruptive to the formerly pristine land/seascape.  Well, there is no going back, at least, for now.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

From The Digital Sketchbook

Digital sketch of the day.  Just having some fun here, and exploring relationships of color and weight.  The result, a visual poem of sorts spoken with fields of color, and not with words.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rachmeal's Fire

Rachmeal's Fire, the latest effort in the digital collaboration with Dr. Ju.

Made His Mark

For your viewing pleasure, shown, a couple of Rothkos on display at Yale University Art Gallery.  Worth the trip to see these works and others in person?  Oh yes. 

Friday, February 26, 2016


Formality, rite, ritual shown as never before.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Elements That Satisfy

Variety, repetition, color, style, mystery, they all work together to satisfy mind's quest for beauty.  Above, Dr. Ju's calligraphy, traditional brushwork with ink on paper, is transformed into digital art, made possible by the age we live in.  This is the latest stepping stone on our collaborative journey.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Another Installment

The feminine form, Chinese calligraphy, and color here, texture there, just might please the beholder.

Collaborative Calligraphy

Collaborative calligraphy, is there such a thing?  Well, if there wasn't before, there is now.  Dr. Ju's masterful calligraphy has been scanned, and, through the miracle of modern creative software, re imagined in a new form, all for emotional impact. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hidden In Plain Sight

Having some fun here, that is, digital fun, combining a processed image of a recent collaborative painting, along with a calligraphy scan. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Going With The Flow

In addition to preparing two canvases for an upcoming collaborative session with Dr. Ju, I had some digital fun with a scan of his calligraphy, see above.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Brush Name

An old charcoal sketch, with my new brush name, Bronfman, this being the old family name cast in modern vernacular.  Yes, it feels right.

Monday, January 11, 2016

All Over Again

Zeitgeist, a digital rendering, all over again.  The spirit of the age, again, just for fun.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Passing Glance

On a marathon road trip through the American southwest, I looked out the window to behold earth and sky in a gentle caress.