Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hope you all can come out to what promises to be a fun night in downtown Cincinnati!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Here's a small self portrait I did in charcoal and chalk while at the Glen Workshop East. I'm happy to report that it has found a good home in Seattle.
My Brother Brian is publishing a book of poems entitled, "Flesh Becomes Word," and I have produced 10 images in charcoal and pencil to be included. The book is being published through local publisher, Dos Madres Press, and will hopefully be done by the end of this summer(2013). My Brother is a wonderful writer and has received his MFA from SPU. You can find out more about him and the other books and periodicals, etc., his work has been published in here.
Here are the pieces I did in no particular order:
Flesh Becomes Word, 6x9, charcoal and pencil

Having Crossed The Sea,  6x9, charcoal and pencil

Luke Remembers, 6x6, charcoal and pencil

Navidad HondureƱa, 6x9, charcoal and pencil

Remembering, 6x6, charcoal and pencil

Six Street Scenes, 6x6, charcoal and pencil

The Fig, 6x6, charcoal and pencil
Castle Rock, 6x9, charcoal and pencil

Changes Come, 6x9, charcoal and pencil
Bird Dog Morning, charcoal and pencil


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Old and New

Self Portrait
Charcoal and chal on paper
16 x20

Banbury Cross
Oil on Canvas
10" x 10"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Before too long

                                                   charcoal on paper
                                                   16 x20

Wow, It's been a long time since my last post. Long story short, life has been busy with family and health issues. I wanted to post a few things I have before the gap between posts got even longer.
Above is a charcoal portrait of my good friend Dan. I didn't have good lighting when I took the photos of these, so some areas may seem a little saturated/washed out. The sketches below are of random people when Ihave had chance to draw in public. The painting is a work in progress. I started it earlier this year and had to abandon it, but hope to come back to finishing it soon.

                                                      Pen on paper

                                                     Pen on paper

                                                    work in progress
                                                    oil on canvas

                                                   pencil on paper

                                                         Joe Martyn Ricke at the Glen workshop
                                                         pencil on paper

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Well, here it is.... First oil painting in two years.
Not sure what to think of it now. Kinda down that it's over, plus I have stared at it for so long, I don't have fresh eyes to see it for what it is. I can only see the place I would have gone back and changed.
Still, I'm happy I did it. I still need a title too. Any suggestions?

Saturday, June 19, 2010


So here is the value study for the painting I'm attempting to get done for June 30th.
This study is charcoal on paper 15.25x24. The eventual painting will be 30x47.
Before I mention what I think it's about, I'd like to get your take on it. What do you think?
Also, I need a good title.
Here is the comission I did for a friend of mine. Also in charcoal.