Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I was asked what inspires me as an artist?
My answer was, I don't wait for inspiration. I do keep a list of future works of art that I want to attempt to make.
I think inspiration is highly overated.
That is why, I don't wait for it.

Got Paid

I go the last payment on a sculpture I sold a wek ago.
I sold the art to a couple who, I met last year in front of my home studio.
I am glad they remembered me. I have some found object sculpture in front of my home/studio, often people comment on the work. It pays to advertise.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Visual Artist's Stories

I may have blogged this before, I wish there were more newspaper stories about
artists lives.I mean working class artists. CBS Sunday morning used to do great great segments on working class artists. Charles Karault passed away and so did good stories on working class artists. Dang!!!!

Thanksgiving 2011

Just got in from having a dinner at friends house. Nice to have some where to go on holidays. As I get older , it doesn't take much to appreciate the simple things in life. I have my art ability, bread and shelter, friends,
life and a good Thanksgiving 2011.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Famous Me????

I was told how "famous" I am today by someone today.It was a nice complement,I don't take it lightly.
It's special to have some recognize me and my dedication to my artistic discipline.

Still Working On Purpose

I was asked by some one if I was still painting?
Well, I had the pleasure of saying , it's what I have to do.
I am still working on my art and artlife on purpose.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


WOW!WOW!WOW!, I just dicovered the comment section of my blog. Geeze!
Thanks to all who have left comments.I'll check more often.I am still new roockie at the web. The artist Steve Magsis has some great small works on his site. See Postcards From Detroit. He gets a lot of data in to a 5X7inch painting. I'm reinspired about my shoebox paintings. Bravo!!!!!

Being Better?

Artists often speak of being better. I have seen early work by an artist and it looked very good to me.Later work has it's good qualities also. I think some artists are too hard on themselves about their work. It's good to want to be better at making one's art.I just do the best I can
at the time when I am making the work. Artmaking is always subjective,so is being better.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I just sold one of my metal sculptures.
The buyer was someone I met about ayear ago.
I have some sculpture in front of my house and often people will comment on the work.This how we met.I have a collection of sculpture in the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art here in Denver, turns out the buyer had seen my work there. This led to the sale.
The amusing thing about this sale is,when the buyer called me, I asked him if he was in town, he said" I am on your front porch". This made me laugh.
The art game is full of mystery. I took the buyer to my upstairs studio and he saw some of my recent small paintings and was very taken with them.
He stated that he was buying my sculpture for his wife for a gift.
One never knows when something will be sold. Funny thing, I had just looked at the buyers address in my roladex afew days ago.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Info Needed In Documentary

I saw a documentary on PBS a couple days ago, the film was titled "Colored Frames". The doc was very informative about the plight of black american artists. Much of the information was the standard talk have heard for years.
When I see stories about artists, I am always interested in how the artists put bread on the table. Interviewers seem to skirt around the money part of an artist's life. Survival as an artist is very important. The questions about survival,sales,collectors, and day to day life should be asked.

Monday, November 14, 2011

More For My Artbank

I just painted two small works for my Artbank.
I call my inventory of shoebox works, my Artbank, because sooner or later
I get to cash in on the work.
I figure if I don't have the art to sell when the opportunity presents itself,
I don't get paid.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Good News

I had a converstion this past weekend with one of my colleagues.
The artist had a show in her home studio in October, she sold fifty-seven
paintings. I thought that is great news, it says that people are stil spending money on art and not just coffee. Good news.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mitt Romney Wants Arts Cuts

I recently heard on NPR, Mitt Romney wants to abolish the Natioinal Endowment
for the arts if elected. Dang!!!!!
Just wanted to mention it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

American Art Review Magazine

I really like AAR, this publication lets you know how artists of the past worked and lived.The publication is one of two that I subscribe to.
Call me old fashioned, but I do like art of the past. The Ashcan school is
among my favs. I do like impressionist art alot.
I had to blog this.
Check oout American Art Review.