Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Solace of Birdsong

Oil on canvas, 17″ x 17″.

Enormous Wings (Mash Note for Gabo)

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″.

Wordless in Birdland (Silencio)

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 20″ x 20″.

Doors Open Denver

If you’re out and about peeking into buildings as part of the Doors Open Denver tour this weekend, please stop by Citizen Pictures at 2800 Speer Boulevard. It’s an unusual space (the roof fascinates me) and I’m pleased to have several paintings hanging on their walls right now.

From the website:

Doors Open Denver is an annual celebration of Denver’s built environment and design. During the free two-day event, you can tour the spectacular buildings you see every day but may never have entered. You will truly experience and develop a new appreciation for your home town and the sites that comprise Denver’s rich architectural landscape.

One of the buildings on the tour this weekend is Citizen Pictures.

Citizen Pictures – Base2Studios


Urban Adventure: D

2800 N. Speer Blvd.

SAT 10AM – 4PM

Architect: C.J. Wires

This 1946 warehouse and plastics factory now houses a company that produces graphics and animations that have been aired on such networks as Animal Planet, Food Network, and Military Channel. Renovations marry high-tech applications with original floors and fa├žade. Also notable are the gabled roof and glass ceiling in the kitchen. Featured art pieces are by C.T. Nelson Katie Hoffman!

Year Built: 1946

Green Features: Energy efficient lights, recycling program

Photography Allowed: Yes

Services Provided: Disabled access, public restrooms, free parking

I have about 20 paintings hanging in this very interesting building, thanks to the wonderful Brianna Martray and the nice folks at Citizen Pictures. One of the paintings hanging there is My Blue Heaven, pictured below.


Silence is golden. Too often I forget this.


Drunk History: Nikola Tesla.

My son sent me this link. I find it hysterically funny.

Frighteningly accurate in its depiction of Edison’s character, too.


Oil on canvas, 40″ x 40″.


I think this should be my courage song: Swim Until You Can’t See Land

by Frightened Rabbit.

Really, could it get any more perfect?

I am a frightened rabbit as a matter of course.

I have made tremendous progress on what will probably be the largest painting in the show at a modest 40″ x 40″.

(How I envy those painters who routinely create 6′ x 6′ paintings or larger; I don’t know that my circumstances will ever allow for that.)

This is the red bull painting. The cabatisto, the Mexican wrestler.

With a little luck, I’ll have something worthy of a postcard by next week.

Deliriously happy that I’ve made it this far and still breathe.

Andy Warhol eats a Hamburger