Saturday, May 30, 2009

on the drawing board: two to tango

As I fill in the background things start to come a live and I transport myself to an Italian piazza at dusk.  I really try to put myself into my works and hope the moment, the sounds the, the smells, the feeling comes alive for the viewer as well.

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Work & Playlist Top 10 - May 29, 2009

  1. "I Feel Gorgeous (Klubjumpers Ext’d.)" - Houston Bernard
  2. "Jai Ho! (You are My Destiny)" - A.R. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls
  3. "Underneath (Scott & Arzadon Radio Edit)" - DJ Antoine
  4. "If (Re-Rub Edit)" - Freemasons
  5. "Fuck You" - Lily Allen
  6. "Walking On A Dream (Sam La More Remix)" - Empire of the Sun
  7. "This Must Be It" - Röyksopp
  8. "I’ve Underestimated My Charm Again" - Black Kids
  9. "Love Etc." - Pet Shop Boys
  10. "Lay Me Down" - Cyndi Lauper

on the drawing board: that's amoré

Here is the state of things from a couple days ago.  I got a lot of work done yesterday and will post another update soon.  

After the layout in pencil on white paper I transfer the outline in white pastel pencil onto a suitable colored pastel paper.   From then on its pastel chalks and pencils and fingers.  I also keep a few erasers handy to clean up edges and of course to fix mis-steps along the way.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CA Keeps Existing Same-Sex Marriages, Will Civilization Crumble?

When the California Supreme court ruled on Tuesday to uphold Propostion 8 banning same-sex marriages, they also ruled that the 18,000 gay and lesbian unions that took place while it was legal will remain valid.

So apparently these same-sex marriages have been deemed harmless to the State and the institution of marriage, prevent no threat to opposite sex marriages and will not bring about the collapse of Chrisianity and all of civilization.  

By keeping valid these existing marriages, the court has clearly illustrated that Prop 8 is purely an act of sexual discrimination.  Perhaps this will actually be fuel for overturning this heinous ammendment.

Roxette - "Silver Blue"

One of the best pop bands ever.

on the drawing board: dancing duo

Spending so much time lately on framing for my show, getting ready for Creative Block and working on a commission (that I had to keep under wraps), it seems like forever since I've posted in progress pics of what I am working on.  I'm looking forward to escaping into this one.  I guess my paintings are my way of leaving the real world behind and taking a little journey.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

free shipping

To kick off the summer and despite a recent increase in postage rates by the US Postal Service, I am waiving the cost of shipping for the next few days on all U.S. deliveries. 

Any prints, any size, open or limited edition, originals, magnets etc. Yep, all U.S.A. orders placed at between now and the end of the month, pay no shipping

Monday, May 25, 2009

ARTundressed Second Tour About to Kick Off

Erotic Signature proudly presents its Second Annual Erotic Art Festival Weekend to Kick-Off the Exhibition Tour of the winners from the 2009 Erotic Art Competition. The Tour starts with the Festival in Downtown Miami, and will then travel to Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Fransisco. 

Each year, Erotic Signature holds a juried competition open to artists from all over the World. Seven (7) prize winners are chosen and awarded $15,000. Also, 200 additional winning images from the competition are selected, and both the prize and the additional images are featured in an annual publication (High-quality Coffee Table Book) entitled: "The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today". All the winners are also invited to submit their actual (physical) winning artworks into this annual Erotic Art Exhibition Tour called: ARTundressed. Plus, we also allow the winners to submit a few additional pieces from their collection. Therefore, we guarantee that our exhibition will be first-rate since the art collection is from some of the best talented Erotic Artists in the world.

Gallery prints of my "Beau" the 2009 Fine Art Winner, and "Dream of the Dolphin" a book placement winner will be part of the tour.

Hail Storm Video

Sunday's Hail Storm

Friday, May 22, 2009

NYC Central Park

While in New York for Creative Block, we made our way to Central Park, that oasis in the middle of Manhattan chaos.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Creative Block / Obie Award photos.

Emcees Martha Plimpton and Daniel Breaker
Anne Hathaway
Kate Mulgrew
the 'human easels' who displayed my prints wearing Andrew Christian briefs.
me with the models
Overwhelmed by my shyness, I had to be dragged to this spot for the photo op.

Creative Block emcee Michael Musto
Murray Hill host of the burlesque show segment.
Performers, the Daisy Spurs.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Release: Max

Max is the second in my series of Natural Beauties. The first, Beau, won the 2009 Fine Art category in the global Erotic Signature juried art competition. 

The original is on consignment with the Lyman-Eyer Gallery. While available for purchase, it will remain with the gallery through the end of my upcoming show, the Breathtaking Blue, this July. Limited edition Gallery and Studio prints as well as open edition Portfolio prints are available for purchase at the special First Day Price through Midnight ET tomorrow. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Creative Block - This Monday!

Following the Obies (Off Broadway Theatre) Awards Monday Evening, (May 18th), the after party along with the debut of 'Creative Block' presented by The Village Voice kicks off!

I'll be there as male models in Andrew Christian swimwear act as human easels displaying 9 full size gallery prints of my work.  

The Obies After Party & Creative Block will be hosted by Micheal Musto in The Grand Ballroom 10pm-1am  with DJ Randy Bettis, Featuring performances by: Joey Arias & Basil Twist, The Daisy Spurs, Gravity Plays Favorites, Una Mimnaugh, Sxip Shirey, and art by Collective Communal Consciousness *Fiber Arts*.

If you're in NYC you might want to check it out. The event takes place at Webster Hall.  Tickets ($15) are available at: Portion of tickets sales will be donated to Global Angels. For more info visit:

Saturday, May 09, 2009

My Work & Playlist Top 10, May 8 2009

  1. "Walking On A Dream (Sam La More Remix)" - Empire of the Sun
  2. "Jai Ho! (You are My Destiny)" - A.R. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls
  3. "I Feel Gorgeous (Klubjumpers Ext’d.)" - Houston Bernard
  4. "I’ve Underestimated My Charm Again" - Black Kids
  5. "Love Etc." - Pet Shop Boys
  6. "Falling Away" - Jupiter Rising
  7. "Freaking Out" - September
  8. "This Must Be It" - Röyksopp
  9. "Heartbreaker (ft. John Legend)" - MSTRKRFT
  10. "Cover Girl" - RuPaul

Sunday, May 03, 2009

My Work & Playlist Top 10 - May 1, 2009

'Falling Away' by Jupiter Rising

  1. "Falling Away" - Jupiter Rising
  2. "Walking On A Dream (Sam La More Remix)" - Empire of the Sun
  3. "Love Etc." - Pet Shop Boys
  4. "Jai Ho! (You are My Destiny)" - A.R. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls
  5. "I Feel Gorgeous (Klubjumpers Ext’d.)" - Houston Bernard
  6. "Cover Girl" - RuPaul
  7. "Freaking Out" - September
  8. "I’ve Underestimated My Charm Again" - Black Kids
  9. "This Must Be It" - Röyksopp
  10. "Heartbreaker (ft. John Legend)" - MSTRKRFT

Friday, May 01, 2009

Swine Flu or Sweeps Flu?

Not to deny it's potential harm, but how much of the Swine Flu outbreak threat is real and how much is media hype?  

Considering on average, 20,000 people die  in the U.S. from the flu annually, and only 1 U.S. fatality has been attributed to the current H1N1 flu strain outbreak, is the constant barrage and news breaking  interruptions, about it a real cause for alarm or are the news networks trying to keep you scared...and tuned in?  

On April 24th, NBC Nightly News (and others) began with a report about a deadly flu outbreak in Mexico City. Coincidentally, on April 23rd, Neilsen Media Research began it's data collection for what is typically referred to as May Sweeps, upon which broadcasters set their advertising rates.  

So even though most U.S. swine flu cases have been mild, so far, and most swine flu patients have recovered without being hospitalized, expect TV news to exploit it for all it's worth.  At least until May Sweeps end on the 20th. 

GM Ditches Pontiac

Pontiac, a brand whose products fired the imagination of enthusiasts of traditional American muscle cars, such as the GTO I used in my piece Blowout, has come to an end. General Motors said Monday it will discontinue the brand as part of its consolidation effort.  The Pontiac GTO is considered by many the first true muscle car. Other illustrious Pontiac models of yore included Bonneville, LeMans, and Firebird.