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Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.


The Voice in Vernie’s Head


It’s true that I frequently don’t know what I’m painting, at least not in the beginning. Sometimes the imagery becomes clear long before the title and finding a title is a struggle. Sometimes the title pops into my head fairly early in the painting process. I was listening to the Blind Melon songs “Vernie,” and “Mouthful of Cavities” over and over while I was painting this one.


Capric Bondage

Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 12″ x 12″.




Not that it has anything to do with goats or gold leaf, but I am happy, relieved and proud of my country.

Wake to Sleep

Oil on linen, 6″ x 6″.

Diablo en Todas Partes

Our Cat Diablo shows up everywhere, unexpectedly. Driving my daughter to Spanish class, we heard hair-raising noises coming from underneath the back seats. Having recovered from the psychological trauma, he served as my inspiration. Oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″.

Buttercream Dragon

Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.

Paint-In for Peace

I’ll be painting for pledges tomorrow (John Lennon’s birthday) at Civic Center Park from 10:00 till 3:00. All monies raised go to local organizations that work for peace. You can see a full schedule of events here.

Imagine Peace Paint-In


Oil on Canvas, 8″ x 8″.

Where the Bong-Tree Grows

Despite a pretty bad case of the fantods, I’ve finished a few paintings recently. Here is “Where the Bong-Tree Grows.” Oil on canvas, 40″ x 30″.

St. Jude’s Fish Farm III

Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″.