This is woodburning done on cotton paper and embellished with acrylic paint. It is a contemplation of the how prehistoric cave paintings might have looked when they were first created 10,000+ years ago.
'Windmill by the Sea' is an experimental piece which features woodburning on paper and an untraditional use of charcoal - which is diluted with distilled water and applied with a brush. Matted and framed as 16" x 20".
'The Violinist' is a woodburning done on paper and intertwined with acrylic paint and ink work via dip pen and brush. It depicts the violinist and violin as having become one and their world, including the music hall, revolves around them. Matted and framed as 16" x 20".
This is one of my first experiments ifntended to explore the use of red clay from the yard as a versatile pigment. The lighter areas are created using dried chunks of the clay as like chalk and is blended. The darker areas are made with the clay diluted with distilled water and applied with a brush and dip pen. There is a beautiful radiance to the clay when on paper that doesn't seem to have an equivalent in common use.
Woodburning on paper plus acrylic painting. This miniature is one of my all-time favorite works. It is a modern take on the age old tradition of still life artwork. The bottom half is intended to be realism and the top half is rendered in a more painterly fashion.
Oil painting on prepared watercolor paper. This is a depiction of a fond memory. When I was very little and there were people who were born in the 1800s still alive, my parents took me to an authentic vaudeville show. It was and remains the most interesting production I've ever seen. Although it is a representation of the experience rather than a recreation, if you look in the smoke in front of the figure's face, there is a tiny portrait of me back then. 11" x 14".
'Madonna and Child in a Modern Context' is an oil painting on 16" x 20" canvas. I chose an urban parking lot for the setting because I wanted to convey the timelessness of the story and it's modern relevance. It also reflects on the current state of humanity.
'Nature vs Nurture' is an ink pen, pencil, and chalk pastel drawing that contemplates the difference between how time affects nature and human accomplishments. It chiefly conveys the idea that time harmoniously affects nature but it decays and ultimately destroys the efforts of man. Matted and framed as 16" x 20"..