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”
The journey has begun! My first completed piece utilizing the new die cutting machine is called — what else? — “Black Keys.” The artwork field is @ 7″ x 7.5″, with an interior 3.5″-diameter circle. Like a lot of my work, making it happen posed unique procedural challenges once I had the design in mind.Continue reading “Black Keys. $300.”
“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.”
This piece entitled “Babylon” represents human communication, the meaning of which is too often lost in translation. What once might have had great importance becomes gibberish. Good intentions are reduced to indecipherable glyphs. “Babylon” was originally entitled “Miami Babylon” because the colors turquoise and coral always remind me of a trip I took as aContinue reading “Babylon. $225.”
There’s a lot going on in this piece called “The Sinking.” It’s a feeling. It’s an event. It’s an observation. It’s a situation: an inexorable vortex pulls you down into darkness. Sometimes it takes awhile, closing in with tendrils of realization. I like interpreting a “sinking” in art, but I sure don’t like experiencing it!Continue reading “The Sinking. $150.”
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.”
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”
Still available! Room divider screens are among my most popular pieces. This one’s in a pretty palette of mauve/taupe/green. It’s about 4 feet wide by 6 feet high, all hand-made with frame constructed of quality, painted hardwood.Where else can you find nostalgic, retro materials combined with a sleek design to complement your home or office?Continue reading “Green Screenlee Screen. $1000.”
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”
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.”
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”
On the other hand, it’s great to get wonky sometimes. With a nice dash of balance, of course! I love the combinations of cool blue, gray, white, and tan. It’ll have a thin black frame around a white mat. Which makes me wonder … will your eyes be more drawn to the black lines, orContinue reading “Spires. $350.”
“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.
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”
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”
“Orange Blossom Special” is the #RDCB cover this week. Zigzag vines of bright orange leap up and down over gray flowers. I do love that color combo!
My first attempt at using spines of #RDCB Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. They’re beautiful too! These reminded me of scales on a snake. Someone else said bamboo stalks.