Sunday, February 11, 2024

New Collage Sketchbook

 This is the cover of the newest collage sketchbook, made from one 22x30" sheet of watercolor paper, folded, cut and glued to make a thick-paged booklet. More to come as I get to them.

Anemone In Process

"Anemone", acrylic and collage on 10x10" canvas panel. In process.


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Mooning I and II

 This pair have now been mounted on cradled wood panels. 6x6x 1-5/8"

Mooning I

Mooning I, side view

Mooning II

Mooning II, side view

Mooning I and II, side by side


 Jungle is a sketch from 2022, acrylic, now mounted on a cradled wood panel. 8x10".


Nourishing Vision I and II

This pair of small collages are cut from a sketchbook page and mounted on cradled wood panels. The collages are about 5x5" and not quite square. The wood panels are 6x6".

Nourishing Vision I

Nourishing Vision II


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Frolic Series New Photos and Renamed

The Frolic series are abstract, brightly colored acrylic and alcohol ink paintings on paper, mounted on cradled wood panels. The mounted dimensions are 5x7x1-5/8". From top to bottom, Frolic I through VI. All are available for purchase. Please contact me at if you are interested in owning one or more of these delightful small paintings.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Snakey Paintings

 These two are older work that I am practicing on, to work out my process. 8x10", acrylic and collage on flat wood panels. Their working titles are Snakey Painting 1 and 2.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Moon Reconfigured

 "Moon", 24x24", acrylic and collage on cradled wood panel. A new incarnation, after many.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Charisma I and II

 "Charisma I and II" are mixed media paintings, 16"W x 20"H, on cradled wood panels. They are works in progress.

"Charisma I"

"Charisma II"

Thursday, September 07, 2023


"Unveiling", acrylic on mixed media paper, unframed, 10x8", available through my website:

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Friday, September 01, 2023


Happy September!

What is self-transcendence? It is the spirit inside a human being rising above the personality-level concerns to do what is best for their spouse, family, friends, neighbors, community, nation, humanity, the planet, or all life in the universe.



Thursday, August 31, 2023

More Sketching End of August 2023

These are daily sketches from August 27 - 31, 2023.


"Life Force I and II"

"The Emptiness of Waiting"



Saturday, August 26, 2023

Daily Sketching

 Day before yesterday, trying to get back into my art practice, I did a sketch. I was looking into astrological transits for that day, and the Sun happened to be at 3° Virgo, (rounding up). I looked up the degree in Dane Rudhyar's book An Astrological Mandala, and the keywords were STRENGTH WITHIN, so I made that the title of the sketch. I had done a sketch the day before, and I titled it LIBERATING ORDEAL, and the sketch today is named BROTHERHOOD. I am not very good at consistency, but if I can keep it going, I will use the keywords for each degree until this time next year, as titles for my daily sketches.

"Liberating Ordeal"

"Strength Within"


Wednesday, August 09, 2023

"Cheer I and II"

These two were somewhat static until I decided to attack with drippy paint. Then I added contact paper masks and covered the surfaces with Quinacridone Crimson mixed with Indian Yellow Hue. I am pondering them, seeing if they need anything more.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

"Unified Field Redux"

I did "Unified Field" in 2020, but something about it has bothered me ever since. It seemed to lack cohesion. So this week, I covered the entire surface with a blue-violet glaze. It was overwhelming, but then I wiped it back, sanded it, and finally wiped it with isopropyl alcohol on cheesecloth. The colors still show through but they are much more subtle. It seemed to call for a focal point, or some contrast. I happened upon a light tan painted tissue in my stash, which had other colors of paint in places, and the ragged edge of brush strokes where the transparent tissue disappears (when glued down with acrylic medium). I tore it into various sizes of pieces and applied it, and the whole painting came to life for me. The 2020 version is mostly yellow, and the new one is mostly violet. "Redux" means brought back, or revived, which is definitely true in this case. It is still a work in progress, though.

Unified Field Redux

Unified Field (2020)


Sunday, July 23, 2023

"Birds, Maybe?"

"Birds, Maybe?" 14x14x1.5", acrylic on cradled wood panel. This was an old painting that  was unsuccessful, so I painted over it with patches of bright colors that harmonized with the underlying paint but obscured it. Then I mixed white and all the other colors, mostly Indian Yellow, and painted into it, finding negative shapes wherever they seemed to go. It started to look like bird shapes. This is a work in progress, so it could change a lot.

"Bridges I and II"

"Bridges I and II", 12x12", collages on canvas that I am working into with acrylic paint. I disliked these two as collages,  so I covered the entire surface with red paint,  then applied masks in shapes and went over the whole surface again, with dark blue-green. They sat in my studio for a long time, until the other day, when I sanded them,and painted a neutral color between the shapes and collages. It seemed to be too much, so I wiped off the paint, but some of it came off more than other areas, and I got these intriguing shapes in dark grey-ish blue-green. I don't know what comes next; this is an experiment!