Sunday, August 29, 2010


Five years ago Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. I evacuated to Memphis two days before the storm. The storm came through Memphis knocking the power out at my hotel. Tree limbs littered streets. When I went to create this painting, I depicted the path (yellow-green) of the storm as it hit coast and continued its path near me in Memphis. The colors came from some the film theaters I visited.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"o" Series New Orleans

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans. Individuals and organizations are taking time to reflect upon that disaster and what has happened since. There are all kinds of events planned. Some are solemn and some are more upbeat. I figure that I’ll revisit the paintings that I made at that time.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shades of Gray

Since I was still trying to figure out how to continue my current series of dot paintings, I decided to experiment with drawing dots. I played with size and darkness of my dots. There is no image to find. If you do find one, well, it is unintentional.

graphite on paper, 8.5" x 11"

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oil Spill Clippings and My Idea Books

Since the oil spill began in April, I have been collecting newspaper and magazine clippings to paste in my idea book. As you can see I ran out of room in the first book and have since filled three more books. For the moment I will put the remaining artifacts aside. After all I have other materials I want to include my fifth idea book. Normally I have done one or two books in a year. In 2005 and 2008 I did three. This year is unusual since I went more than three. And still, there are four more months left of 2010.