Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
My studio is in the garage - the only thing transformed about it is that we no longer park the cars in there. I do share it with two Labrador Retrievers, the pantry, anything car related, and the beer refrigerator - which would be great if I drank beer!
It is an extended garage, so I have the whole back end. I have filled it with a large drafting table, flat file, work table, lots of storage, and here'es the best - a small kitchen area with running water and kitche cabinets for more storage.
Is this space inspiring - hell no! It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. In the spring it smells like wet dogs. And no matter how much I try, I can't compete with the spiders for the space.
Lots of work to turn this around!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
From the The New York Times
Sept. 6, 2009
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the steel, will invite police and fire departments and mayors and other leaders of cities and towns throughout the country to ask for pieces for memorials. The Port Authority has filled about 25 requests in the last year, and has about a dozen more pending. In recent weeks, trucks have hauled twisted steel columns that weigh hundreds of pounds to York, Pa., and Westerville, Ohio
On Friday, Jack Sommer, the president of Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, Pa., came to Hangar 17 to collect a piece, watching as a cemetery employee strapped a chunk of steel, concrete and gnarled rebar to a trailer. In an added flourish, the men had spread an American flag under the steel. A Port Authority police car escorted them out.
If you should be in York Pa on Friday, 9/11/09, here is the agenda . . .
There will be a ceremony in front of the new York County Judicial Center, Friday, September 11, 2009:
08:00 AM WTC Beam on site (on truck with Sheriff’s honor guard standing watch)
08:25 AM Traffic on N. George St. detoured prior to this time
08:30 AM Colors posted & at Parade Rest, National Anthem, Pledge (Invited color guards: Veterans, Police, Fire, Sheriff, National Guard/Reserve )
08:34 AM Invocation & Remarks by Jeff Hines
08:40 AM REMARKS by Congressman Todd Platts honor the fallen from Sept. 11: Police, Fire, civilians
08:43 AM Reading of the Names of those lost in combat in the past 12 months (Jeff Hines)
08:46 AM Moment of silence
08:50 AM Rifle Salute & Taps ,Amazing Grace
At 10 o'clock there will be an acceptance ceremony at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
In July I entered these two paintings in the YAA Rottler Juried Competition. Two entries were required to show that I could produce a cohesive body of work. I won Honorable Mention with these paintings. It has taken me this long to finally take an acceptable photo. Photographer I am not.
They were painted with acrylic and collage on a canvas board (Dick Blick), that has sides like a gallery wrapped canvas. Looks like a box when it is turned upside down. The style is Abstract Realism, and as you can see, my palette is primarily primaries.
Last year I was trying to determine what my personal symbols were, and decided one of them was a raven - hence, the start of the design for the Raven. It took me a year to finalize the composition of that one. (but, the Rave symbol was lost on most of my audience, living in Ravens Football land - they think that was my inspiration). The Punchinello painting came together quickly, I have always liked the Italian Comedy characters.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
GRAVY IN THE GRAVEYARD written, illustrated, and self-published by Judy Grupp. Available on Amazon.com
WAITING FOR OUR WINGS Back to the winged critters and the challenging composition. I was given excellent advice - my compo...
The kids at the Library should enjoy this painting. I did use layers of glazes in the sky and the clouds. I don't usually use gla...