Monday, August 12, 2013


New Bronze Sculpture

All, most of you have already received an email about this bronze, but I thought I'd put it on the blog too.  Apologies all around.  I just got the walnut base for this and it looks wonderful.  I will take the two pieces back to the foundry this week to have the base attached and the brass nameplates added and voila!, it will be complete and ready to show.

Details are: title: FAST AND LOOSE
 Dimensions:  2' long, 1'wide and 1'tall
Weight: about 50lbs
Price:  $6500.

It will be entered in the Coppini Fall members show unless I sell it first.  Will let you know if it gets accepted.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pet me

This is another clay sculpture, about a foot high and was inspired by my blue neuter, Bo, who sits by the doorway to the kitchen and demands a "tribute" of a pat on the head before you pass.  It's currently at the downtown gallery and I've had a lot of good comments, but I still own it.  It will take a real cat lover to find it irresistable. 

We have another year of decent verbena on the place, in spite of drought conditions, and I am anxious to get outside to paint them.  Dog trials, painting demands and general chores seem to get in the way.  I am still having trouble downloading pictures of my work on the laptop with Windows 8, and the desktop with Windows 7 just died--again--so I'll have to replace it to get newer works on the blog.  Be patient.  I'll do it soon.

Hope you enjoy this one.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

A San Antonio institution

Dear Blog followers,

Once again I am apologizing for the long delay since my last posting.  It was because my old computer died and the new one has Windows 8 on it and I have still not figured out how to get it to download images from my camera.  So I went out and got me a new old computer with Windows 7 on it and have had no trouble at all getting the camera to download images.  Hmmmph.

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

This painting is one I talked about long ago, as one I did plein air as a demo for a group from the Trinity Art League.  The building is the No. 1 Pump House for the San Antonio water system from back in the 1800's.  It no longer functions, of course, and is in dire need of repair but the overgrowth and original architecture make it very paintable.  For years I thought it was a boathouse.  Not.

The painting has worked out well for me as it won Artist of the Month  back last summer at the Coppini Academy of fine art, and then went on to vie for Artist of the Year for the same institution.  I didn't win that title, but the painting was very well received.  Again, it's an oil on gessoed board, 8x10 in size.  I hope you like it.