I discovered the technique of my abstract linear paintings while thinking alone in my studio one long night. I spent the next five months working through the problems and creative process to make that initial thought a reality. Now, I work to make each painting a unique work of art.
With the pandemic in full force, I haven’t had a haircut in three months, so I look a bit more shaggy these days, but this video answers some of the questions about how I create my monofilament paintings. As you watch, I talk about the vertical and stippling brush strokes I use. Stippling is the
Okay, the following is a bit long-winded but recently I’ve had more and more visual artist friends complain to me about others using reproductions of their art on products or documents and asking me about suing the copyright violator. I’m not a lawyer and not offering legal advice, but there are a few things I’ve
This is what I have to work with when someone tries a do-it-yourself antique restoration before giving up and sending it to me. I sometimes have to first repair others mistakes before I can properly restore a piece. The elephant has bad damage but is more typical of work I receive with broken and missing
Started drawing a snow leopard. I work on charcoal stuff in brief moments between doing everything else, so here are my first two moments spent on this drawing. If I weren’t legally blind I could get this done faster. (First two sittings on drawing.) I start with the absolute darkest area of any charcoal drawing and
Five hour night at gallery in Denver, CO meeting over 3,200 new friends, collectors and answering questions about my monofilament and abstract linear techniques. Friend snapped photo sometime during evening. I almost lost my voice before the night was over, but talking with people at gallery shows and sharing my monofilament and abstract linear works is
SO, when someone repairs a break in ivory and doesn’t do it properly, the joint is almost always an ugly mess and it eventually breaks again at the same spot – and then it gets sent to me for proper restoration. Problem is that I must first mechanically remove all the old glue that was
To understand why scrimshaw is both valuable and collectible, we must first and foremost recognize that scrimshaw is art, and art has value for its own sake. Also, unlike painting, scrimshaw has often been done on a unique canvas of ivory, a canvas far more valuable than any foundation of stretched cloth or linen. But