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Hot Off the Press

16 New Monotypes. These will be available at my 900 Santa Fe Drive studio. The studio will be open this evening, Friday July 10 from 5PM until 9PM, tomorrow, Saturday July 11 from 10AM until 3PM, and Friday July 17 from 5PM until 9PM.

Mono2-HeadedDragon MonoAnswerMeInDance MonoBadou MonoCeleste MonoDragonDance MonoHumpty MonoKingFriday MonoLadybird MonoOwl MonoPony MonoPrisoner MonoQueenTuesday MonoStrangeBird MonoWhereDoMyBluebirdMonoAngelOfDeathMonoBirdmanDance

Thank you, Aurora Sentinel

and writer Adam Goldstein for the nice write-up of my monotype show at Red Delicious Press. It was a much more generous use of ink than I was expecting. You spelled my name right, and everything after that is icing on the cake.

To those who think I may be squirrelly: You may be right, but press releases are well worth the twenty minutes it takes you. I am no worshipper of Mammon:


But neither do I want to hide whatever feeble light I may possess under a bushel.

Take off

One of the new monotypes I’ll be showing at Red Delicious Press.

Show opens this Friday, October 12, reception 6 – 8 PM.


Poor Edward and other monotypes

“Poor Edward,” 14″ x 11″

“Quixote,” 14″ x 11″

“Heart’s Desire,” 14″ x 11″

“The Omen,” 14″ x 11″

“Mouse Mask,” 14″ x 11″

“Medicine Man,” 14″ x 11″


Wrapping more monotypes.

But I have run out of matboard and really want to get tired now.

Night owls

Chine-collé monotypes made at the Art Students League of Denver.

They started to morph away from owl and toward floating groucho glasses at the end.

A couple of monotypes

Now that the scanner is working again.


Meant to go make more monotypes today.

Instead, I’m hiding in my studio, working on small paintings for upcoming holiday shows and listening to Seven Swans over & over. Soothing.

In progress. Happy/Sad.

At the Art Students’ League of Denver, I’ve been enjoying making the monoprint “ghosts”- the second impression of ink left on the plate after the first printing- more than anything. The surprises there delight me, and though some areas are pale and perhaps too washed out they all present as possibilities to be expanded, worked into with color. Maybe ink, or watercolor, or colored pencils. I’ll probably go back into this one, “Happy Hour.”

Very sad to hear of  E.C. Cunningham’s passing. MSCD Professor and printmaker extraordinaire, E.C. taught me and hundreds thousands of other art students how to make our very first prints. Serving on my thesis committee when I (finally) graduated just a few years ago, he asked me some tough, open ended  questions that I’m still thinking about. Thank you for teaching me, E.C. My thoughts are with your family and friends.

With the barkers and the coloured balloons

As I grow longer in the tooth I think more and more about Sugar Mountain.

Specifically, I would like to eat lemon meringue pie for breakfast.

At the kitchen table with my first cup of coffee and the newspaper, before I’ve even had a shower. Lemon meringue pie.

My mom makes the best lemon meringue pie in the world (it was my dad’s favorite) and to hear her talk about it, learning to make it solidify satisfactorily at this altitude and to get the meringue fluffy and toasted was a herculean feat.

I can’t remember the last time Mom made one. Dad’s been gone eight years. I’ll ask her about it and try to get the recipe. I will post the results here.

In other news, I’ve been enjoying making monotypes under the instruction of Joe Higgins at the Art Students’ League of Denver. It feels like a natural for my process, but SO much quicker, more immediate than an oil painting. The latest are too big to scan on my flatbed-I’ll take photos soon. Here are some smaller, earlier experiments: