Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lunchtime Sketch of my hand

I got bored with self-portraits and surfing google images for ideas, so I drew my hand.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stripes and Camouflage


Imposing my tendencies toward color field painting on my kids’ rooms.
It felt great to paint on a large scale again.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Disco Ball

What does one paint with water colors, other than flowers and landscapes?

I saw a disco ball in water color by Dave Muller about a year ago at Leo Koenig's Gallery. Brilliant: a minimalist grid in a sphere, but not Op art and the bane of 1960's art critics who dismissed the use of recognizable form. Furthermore, it's a pop culture reference. I just had to make one of my own.

In music they call copying a 'cover', in academia it would be called a reference or footnote, in art it is appropriation, and anywhere else it is stealing.

Nevertheless, I think I m going to paint a six foot tall disco ball on the wall of my new apartment - if Kathrin lets me.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lunchtime Daydream

I had a daydream that my whole family fell asleep and woke up in a land far, far, away . . . wait a minute, I'm not dreaming.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


My first figure drawing class (aktzeichnung) in about ten years.