Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kara Walker

Kara Walker at the Wattis reception for Huckleberry Finn last night. Judy and I scrutinized the cutouts on the wall to see how they were cut and adhered. We think she works in the reductive mode. Interesting contrast between her painted pieces and her cutouts.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pen and ink

It's been a while since I've used pen & ink but the pent-up desire must have been there. Last time I was at Blick I loaded up on black ink. And my favorite new medium is gouache, which gives an amazing deep black, matte finish. This piece is for Kearny Street's fundraiser but now I am inspired to make more for open studio.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Altered book

Slashed, quilled, painted, torn. My altered book from Jody Alexander's class. Learned how to take a book apart and feel good about it.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I am getting a lot of energy from my hauntings paintings. I wanted to create ghosts but not in the usual manner of hags and bald headed melty faces. What makes something creepy? Masks, mist, slightly soiled items, bandages, messy hair.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ghost Stories

Started a new series on ghost stories. Image still taking shape.

Location:Folsom St,San Francisco,United States