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How Does Roz Write A Love Letter?

Above: Envelope (9 x 12 inches) in which I sent the the love letter to the show discussed below. Rubberstamp letters, rubberstamp image, color pencil and white gel pen. Groveland Gallery has an invitational group show this summer called "Love Letters from Artists." It will run from June 12 to August 15, 2015. I'm excited […]


The Quest for Odd Hairdos and Interesting Ears Continues…

Left: Pentel Brush Pen sketch (squeezy brush pen with pigment ink) on Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper. I haven't had much time to draw in the past couple of weeks and I'm getting a little stir crazy. So when my pen took on a little bit of a mind of its own, and my […]

Memorial Day and a Look at Gallipoli from the Air

If the above video doesn't run, view it at this link on YouTube. It's weird for me to see poppies at this time of year, on people's collars. Veterans groups sell them. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Growing up in Australia, poppies were reserved for Remembrance Day, November 11. One of us would […]


I Can’t Stop Talking About Art Supplies

Left: Dog park dog sketch with brush pen and gouache (light) washes. Background is Montana Marker. I'm back on some Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media paper and it LOVES the brush pens. When you participate in an event like Art-A-Whirl you're set up in one spot for 3 days. And you end up talking to […]


Thanks to Everyone Who Stopped by for Art-A-Whirl

Left: Portrait of a bull terrier—gouache on gessoed and taped paper. This is one of the paintings I had prints of at Art-A-Whirl. I want to thank all the folks who showed up at Flying Horse Gallery this Friday through Sunday for the Art-A-Whirl event.  We had a great time, enjoyed meeting new people, enjoyed […]

Friday Double Feature—Sam Rockwell

Since the actor Sam Rockwell is so different in all his movie rolls it's difficult for me to say something coherent about them except that even when I don't enjoy the writing (as in "A Single Shot") I can't take my eyes off of what he's doing on screen. When I was sitting down to […]


I Always Find One Thing I Like in Every Sketch

Above: Finch sketch, see earlier stage later in this post. I was enlarging a study sketch made at the nursing home aviary weeks previously when I was getting out and about. Back in January when I was recovering from the flu with a nice bout of bronchitis I started a new Japanese Lined Journal. It […]


Let My Friends Be Your Friends—Pick Up A Portrait at Art-A-Whirl

Left: HINT, HINT, this is a PORTION of one of the portraits. I like them all so much I couldn't select just one for this post. Come and check them out.   Art-A-Whirl—May 15 through 17.     I will have archival, limited edition prints of portraits of some of my favorite friends (dogs and people) […]


I’ve Been Getting Posts Ready for My Other Blog—Because International Fake Journal Month Has Ended!

Above: A quick sketch of Sir Ben Kingsley in "Lucky Number Slevin" which I reviewed April 24. Brush Pen and gouache in a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia. I used a 3-inch and a 1-inch flat while painting this. (I just turn the flat on the edge and use a "corner" of it to […]


Join Me and Three Artistic Friends for Art-a-Whirl 2015

Dean Koutsky, Linda Koutsky, Marcia McEachron, and I will be showing our work in Linda's 100-year-old service station gallery for Art-a-Whirl this year. The gallery is located behind the main house at 715 Main Street NE, in Minneapolis (55413). Park on Main Street and walk up the drive way to the gallery.   There will be […]

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