Sunday, March 20, 2011


These are details from a large (7.5' x 4.5') drawing on paper I began over the weekend. There's already been one big bout of erasing and probably more (recorded and erased history?) to come. I like the back- and-forth rhythm between adding and subtracting, building up and destroying. I've been thinking a lot about how we remember ... and revise, and forget ourselves.
I just finished reading Paul Harding's Tinkers. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


It's been another great Saturday. A long week of no drawing (and lots of work) led to a great day of 45 small ink drawings (here are a few) ... they influence a new series of big works which I'll begin documenting tomorrow.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's been a great day

I love Saturdays filled with working and playing and running and drawing. Spring is in the air today.
Here I've gone back into an old ballpoint pen drawing ... finally knew what it needed. All the different styles I'm using lately will define the upcoming series of large drawings. Looking forward to it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Living and breathing

Here are a few more images from the Conch Republic.
We met an interesting artist on the island, Zbyszek Koziol, who has lived all over and told us stories about Warhol and the New York scene way back when. I liked his funny, figurative drawings. Check them out here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Reluctantly returned home

Here's a sampling of the drawings I made in Key West. Vegetation is awesome, abundant, and not what I see everyday in Virginia. Seed pods, fruits and roots, tree bark textures and flowers everywhere. Everything just grows, pushing up and out of sidewalks and pavements and foundations, bursting through fences and breaking pots that try to hold them.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

On the road again

Headed down to Key West for the rest of the week. I'll leave you with another one of the practice images. NOT the colors I hope to be using tomorrow when drawing banyan trees and lizards.

Will try to post new drawings while we're gone from Hal's cell phone. Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Sometimes small pieces have really big voices.
Drawing and adding torn pieces of other drawings. It makes me think of urban landscape – everybody is on their way to work.

Graphite, crayon and colored pencil with collage. 7 x 14