Passing Books on to Others

August 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have noticed these little mailbox-like houses in the front yards of many a house in Minneapolis. They turn out to be used for free book sharing. You can walk, drive or bike around and take a look in these fanciful little boxes and see if there is a book or two that you might like to read. Well I think with the rise of the digital book this is a cool way to go. I have taken a pic of a series of these book houses on edge of a parking lot.

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War in Minneapolis

August 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

I am back in Minneapolis. Getting ready for the next semester of teaching and also an exhibition of my paintings, the end of September.

Noticed that two armies of pavement ants were battling it out. The war lasted three days. The are little piles of brown/black body parts on the site. Those girls don’t mess around when it come to territory.

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Early spring in Minneapolis

March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

Even without their leaves elm trees are very beautiful. I understand why they are planted in so many cities. The shame however that they have to be cut down because of Elm Dutch disease.

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The Spring and Red Tree

January 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

spring and red tree

It has been some time since I have published images of my paintings. ¬†To tell the truth I have been going through something of a painter’s block. It is not unusual for me to go through period when I find it hard to draw or paint. At the current time I am working on two paintings at once. In both cases, water is an important element. A am also trying to push myself when it comes to color. That exploration is, hopefully, just beginning.

Inspired by, Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon

December 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Picture 044I have been going through a dry period with my painting. I am now back out in chilly Minneapolis. I have been drawing and now have some ideas about a work that I started last summer and did not finished. I have made changes to it and may start to work painting it today. Hopefully this gets me past my time of inactivity. And hopefully this break from painting was a good thing.

All About the Mouth

December 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

For years I have been stopped by this Herm at the Met Museum in New York City. I could get into describing the use of object such as these by the ancient Greeks. But I will leave that up to you to Google or some such thing. For me it is all about the mouth of this object. It could not be more sensual. When I draw or paint the mouth I hope to be able to suggest at least half this much eroticism…Screen shot 2012-12-10 at 8.40.04 AM

The return of wild bees

September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

I spent some of my time on Minneapolis at the end of September , feeding what might be wild bees, coke, and sugar water to the dismay of neighbors who had to pass the small swarm on their way in and out of their apartment next door. As far as I was concern the survival of the bees was more important than their comfort.