Thursday, November 27, 2008

People, People

Brother, brother, help me please,
I'm as lonely as I can be.
All my friends are scaring me,
But if you forget me then I will leave.
Sister, sister, what can I do?
I'm in love with tootsie too.
Please excuse me if I am low,
But me feelings just have to show.
People, people, hold my hand.
Where in the hell is this promised land?
Float right past me, oh I like your style.
Seek it, seek it, seek it, seek it, you're here for a while.
Mother, mother, so good to me,
Praying just so I can be.
My father, my father, my only one,
I hope you're proud of this your son.
People, people, hold my hand.
Where in the hell is this promised land?
Float right past me, oh I like your style.
Seek it, seek it, seek it, seek it, you're here for a while.
Listen to them play now....

Happy Thanksgiving, Johnnie!
And God bless Tommy, Barb, Rich, and Pudge.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Featured Artist -

If you Google "watercolor" the first thing to come up (after Wikipedia, of course) is Greg Conley's, a large website devoted to all kinds of watercolor-related info, tutorials, demos, product reviews, etc. and one of the largest collection of art links I've seen. The site generously features recognized artists on the homepage. Greg is a fine painter and musician, and has expended a lot of time and effort in creating this valuable resource for artists.

He recently invited me to be the site's Featured Artist for the next couple of months. Thank you, Greg!

Click here and then scroll down to see the Featured Artist section.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Thanks to my masterful painter friend from India, Milind Mulick, for thinking about me. I don't really have the time to play, and there is no way I can choose only seven other people to tag. But, I will reveal the requisite seven little-known facts about myself for a few chuckles....of course, I can't resist throwing a wrench into the works: one of these facts is not true!
Which one?

1. Drove a car 200 mph.
2. Snuck through a Russian border checkpoint without a visa.
3. Did 85 sit-ups in one minute.
4. Flew a Lear jet at 45,000 ft.
5. Told Larry Csonka I've never watched a football game because it's too boring.
6. Laughed uncontrollably at a funeral.
7. Gave guitar lessons to the #1 world-ranked men's and women's tennis players.

Back to our regularly-scheduled programming soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Da Vinci Fluid Acrylic - Jerry's

A screenshot from Jerry's Artarama website, with a good explanation of Da Vinci Fluid Acrylic.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

American Art Collector - December 2008

The new December 2008 issue of American Art Collector magazine has an ad for my painting Tokyo Express on page 58. Giclée prints of this painting will soon be available.

Thousands of extra copies of this issue will be given away at RED DOT Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. If you are in South Florida, don't miss this incredible show representing 220 galleries and over 2000 artists.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TAM Award

Summer Sonata (detail above) was a finalist in The Artist's Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition in the Landscape/Interior category. See the new December 2008 issue.

Thank You BWS

I just finished a 5-day workshop for Baltimore Watercolor Society that started on Nov. 5, and what a week that was! A great group of people gathered faithfully at the Howard County Center for the Arts everyday at 9:30. There were a number of very good painters and I probably learned as much as they did. The Photoshop demo was quite well received, and I may be doing another workshop for BWS specifically dealing with Photoshop.
*Workshop info for the next couple of years will be posted on my website again soon.