Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two Postage Stamp Paintings in Progress

Two postage stamp paintings in progress.  These are on canvas board 20 by 16 inches and are in acrylic. The painting behind is from the early 1990s and is on masonite in oil and enamel paint.  I thought it makes an interesting composition.  The easel is another piece of my handiwork as I designed and built it for myself several years ago.  I guess you can say that I hate to buy something so simple as an easel when you can put one together with a few pieces of wood.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shoes of A Bicyclist

The weather today is warm for January, as the temp is in the 60s.  Yesterday I received in the mail a postcard reminding me that the 7th Annual Ride Cincinnati will be Sunday, June 9, 2013. So, with that reminder and the warm weather, I decided to pump up my tires and take a bike ride over to Spring Grove Cemetery where I usually do my spring workouts. I am happy to report that the collaboration between the bicycle and me continues to work; and, while I am not nearly ready to ride for as long or as hard as I would like, I think by June 9th I will be ready.  I hope to get registered for Ride Cincinnati early this year, and start asking for contributions for breast cancer research to benefit The Barrett Cancer Center.  This will be the 7th year I have ridden in this event and hope to ride the 26 miles again as I have done in past years.  The above photo was taken just before my ride today, and I though it makes an interesting composition.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I Like My President: January 19, 2013

This painting is 20 by 16 inches on canvas board in acrylic paint and is a work in progress.  I know that there are lots of people that don't like Democrat Presidents. I know there are a lot of people that don't like African-Americans.  Believe it or not, President Obama was not just elected once, but twice.  There are an awful lot of Americans that like President Obama and the job he is trying to do as our President. I wish him, and his family, all the best as he begins his next four years as our President.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Year New Projects: 2013

I am returning to an old motif I have used many times in the past, the postage stamp.  The first stamps that I painted were in oil on gesso primed paper 30 by 22 inches in the early 1990s, and over the years I have returned to the postage stamp for several of my political satire paintings.  Some times the ideas come out of my head, while at other times, I have been inspired by a magazine cover. So, now I have 2 new postage stamps in mind, and I will be working on them for the next few weeks.