Waterview. SOLD

20″x 20″ “Waterview” has been a long time coming. It was commissioned back in February, and by the time I had ordered the framing supplies, my source would be shut down for @ 10 weeks due to the pandemic. But I needn’t have worried, since the creation of the piece itself turned out to takeContinue reading “Waterview. SOLD”

Golden Sunset. $75.

“Golden Sunset” came about as a result of meeting with master woodworker Stan Fronczek, who agreed to mentor me with some improvements in my process. Among other things, Stan introduced me to the French curve, and this is my first piece to utilize the handy template, which cost me a grand total of $4.09 onContinue reading “Golden Sunset. $75.”

Decem. $350.

I call this piece “Decem,” the Latin word for the numeral ten. I originally envisioned it as a series of slanted lines against an irregular, organic background. But then my symmetry-loving self thought, “This is only the top half of the piece. It wants to be an “X,” not an “M.” And so I keptContinue reading “Decem. $350.”

Floral Rays. $150.

THIS JUST IN: I’m honored to be an Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants award recipient! The funds will go toward the purchase of a digital cutting machine that will revolutionize my process and increase my output. Stay tuned! #psyched #bookart Many thanks go to Liza Zenni, Suzanne Cada, and the Arts and Culture AllianceContinue reading “Floral Rays. $150.”

Drocella’s Daughter: Wings to Fly. SOLD

Isn’t serendipity amazing?!! A friend recently came to visit our house after meeting for lunch with my wife Carol. She’d never been to our house before, so we gave her the standard tour, and she saw the artwork in my studio. She liked it so much she commissioned a piece for her daughter Svetlana, whoContinue reading “Drocella’s Daughter: Wings to Fly. SOLD”

Circle Rays on Green. SOLD

At long last! Setbacks, glitches, technical difficulties, dayjob changes, Rx changes¬†… those challenges and more have all contributed to this piece, and I honor my process. So there. I think artists have different ratios of time/energy that go into the concept and execution of their art. My particular medium weighs heavily on the execution side.Continue reading “Circle Rays on Green. SOLD”

Green Stripes Wooden Box. $50.

Here’s a nice wooden box to put things in. It was originally a whiskey box. Now it’s for whatever your spirit says needs keeping. How about all those business cards you’ve collected, plus your old driver’s licenses and expired credit cards? How about marbles? How about feathers? Leaves? Hickory nuts? Pipe tobacco? Hey – it’sContinue reading “Green Stripes Wooden Box. $50.”

Off-Kilter Rays 15-in. diam. mirror. NOT FOR SALE

What do you do when your “big fine art piece” is stalled like traffic at rush-hour? I drop back to a smaller vision that can give me some fast satisfaction! Sort of validates my artistic process. And no matter what I do, I always seem to learn something every time I go into the studioContinue reading “Off-Kilter Rays 15-in. diam. mirror. NOT FOR SALE”

Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Cover of the Week 05.09.2016

This cover is from a series I call “Wallpaper.” It doesn’t have a main color, just a subtle maroon and dark green, vaguely stylized floral design on a beige background. And the design reminds me of wallpaper that you might have seen in someone’s grandmother’s kitchen a long time ago. It’s great for giving someContinue reading “Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Cover of the Week 05.09.2016”

Red Gate. SOLD

“Red Gate” by artist Emily Shane, 16″ x 21 1/4″ Sometimes it feels good to get back to the basics of why I started working in this medium. Clean, clearly delineated lines. Symmetry. POP! Ahhhh.

RDCB Cover of the Week for 04.11.2016

I call this #RDCB cover of the week for 4/11/16 “Dr. Seuss Fawn” because the flowers remind me of the Trufulla trees in “The Lorax” and there’s the cutest little fawn looking out at us, too. Is it Bambi? Could be. At any rate, this cover figures prominently in my “Secretarial Pool” piece currently inContinue reading “RDCB Cover of the Week for 04.11.2016”

RDCB Cover of the Week for 03.28.2016

This #RDCB cover is from a group I call “Botanicals.” Plants, flowers, vines, stalks — these are the big concepts in the Botanicals covers. It’s not that some of them aren’t very stylized, but they are all comprised most clearly of a repeated pattern with an organic element. I call this one “Red Buds.” SoContinue reading “RDCB Cover of the Week for 03.28.2016”

RDCB Cover of the Week for 03.21.16

What a nice way to usher in Spring! This “Pink Petals” #RDCB cover is perky and pretty and makes me smile. It also features a light-colored spine with a shiny gilt design on the edge. In either silver or gold on different colored backgrounds, they’re really fun to incorporate into a piece like the oneContinue reading “RDCB Cover of the Week for 03.21.16”