Tuesday, January 29, 2008


On my last night in Memphis I went with a friend, and a couple of her friends, to a restaurant called Yia Yia’s Euro Bistro. It was one place I had not tried yet. The colors in this painting are from the colors of the inside décor – including mosaic tile work. We had a fun evening.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Friday, January 25, 2008


One of the first days I was in Memphis I visited the The Pink Palace Mansion, which is the headquarters for The Pink Palace Family of Museums. Before leaving I purchased a book on the mansion. When I started painting these paintings I seized upon a motif from a photo in the book. It was part of a decorative plasterwork located in one of the rooms of the house. That is the basis for the image you see in this painting. I went with pink for the color of the motif since came from the Pink House Mansion.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


My second Nashville stop was the Tennessee State Museum where I saw the “Rau Collection: Six Centuries with the European Masters.” The show begins with the early Renaissance (1425) and goes through the mid-20th century (1955). Each room, of the exhibition, has a different color to denote specific artistic schools. I used the room colors for each stripe and background of my painting. Beginning with the “to” and continuing with this painting, I used a color and its tints. It an effect I now use in my dot art.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Many of the mini malls in Memphis have a uniform look. Each business has the same red for lettered signs, the same brick color and similar foliage. Anyway this piece is a response to the mini malls. I visited several of them while shopping for necessities.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Another restaurant I visited in Memphis was Napa Café. The bright artwork on the walls hung in contrast dark red walls and dark green woodwork. I took colors that I saw and came up with this painting. I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere when I dined there.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Saturday, January 05, 2008


On one of my first days in Memphis I hunted down the Peabody Place Museum and Gallery to see a collection of Chinese art. This painting is based on a green sculpture of a lion creature featured on the museum brochure. In looking up the museum, I see the name has been changed to Belz Museum of Aisian and Judaic Art at Peabody Place. The sculpture, on this page, is similar to the one I depicted.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

graphic identity Article on My Dot Art

On Sunday, December 29th, the blog graphic identity is featured an article about this blog. The article contains an interview with me. Some images of my artwork are included as well as links to some of my other blogs.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


While I was in Memphis I visited various restaurants mentioned in AAA’s Tennessee tourist guide. One of the restaurants listed was Rook’s Corner located at a Hilton near the Extended Stay America where I was staying. The lobby of the hotel is very modern and striking. The corridor to the restaurant was painted yellow and had a number of contemporary works of art. When I created a dot painting, I incorporated some of the colors I saw in a curvy pattern reminiscent of one of the artworks I saw.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"