DATE FROM HELL

This one began as me trying out replicating the painting in the previous post in photoshop. (I’m using CS6 from 2012, as it was the last purchasable version. I will use this until… Continue reading

COMMON LAWS

They have common given names, their inherited names are that too. She “took” his as was the custom where they are from, that because their fantasies overlapped. Lust mixed with wishful thinking will… Continue reading

GOLDEN GOOSE

Sometimes I just feel like getting an idea out there and I don’t feel like going though all the suffering that painting is. Paint fights back, it just want to make muddy blobs… Continue reading

GONE FISHING

“But take your time, think a lot / Why, think of everything you’ve got / For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not” —Father And Son,1970, by Cat Stevens… Continue reading

PLAGIARIZED SIN

The illustration (painting 016) conflates the agitprop parables of a paradise lost from an iron age monotheistic religion and modern secular political conspiracy. They both use their “wisdom” tales to keep their canon… Continue reading

WELTSCHMERTZ

“The world, the Others (Das Man or The One? Your call) analyze. They take it all apart, they cure nothing. To find out how a clock works you take it apart, but then… Continue reading

GORILLAS IN THE MIX

We are just apes underneath the designer suits and cocktail dresses. Or in my case, jeans and flannels. We use our big brains to pick and choose which of the myriad apish attributes… Continue reading

NO STRINGS THEORY

This post is a revisit to a between the [ex]wives era illustration from Oct. 1986. That drawing was simpler than the current image—your basic puppetry metaphor—but over those more than three decades the… Continue reading

DOWN? SO LONG!

Thinking of public displays of affection: sincerely, acting, acting out. adding spotlights and judges “the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.” blah blah blah. Thinking about and idea for a painting/post: competitive… Continue reading

TIME MACHINES

Is it “a neighborly day in this beautywood”? Maybe, but while it’s not Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, it’s good enough for a walk. For getting some outdoor time walking around the forgotten kids three-wheelers,… Continue reading