Wednesday, February 4, 2009

In Studio

The work table, or better yet, 'clutter magnet'...repository of car keys, cologne, business cards, cd's, magazines, books, notes and the items of creative inspiration.

Residue of a San Biagio Langhe Rosso Janin; ripe blackcurrants, plums, spices and leather dominate, a polished palate with velvety tanins, nice fruit and a long elegant finish.

In frame, Suki 2003, inks on vellum 8.5"w x11"h from the Harem Series. Drawing by the artist.
lower left corner is 2006 Margret M. Dabney Visual Arts Award from BLAC inc.
lower right is Haiku Zenji, a collage on tile piece by from 2005.

ready to be packed for Chicago.
foreground: Bruised But Not Broken
2008 acrylic, collage on wood.
background: Ukiyo Mami
2008 acrylic, collage and metallic inks.

LeRoi (der Koning van het straat)
Neo Soul, the dog

detail: Kabuki Jones 2008
acrylic, collage and metallic inks on wood panel.

Gulfstream (for winslow homer) 2008
mixed media on wood

This unfinished painting was started initially
as a donation to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
for their annual fundraiser. This year's theme is the Harlem Renaissance and of course Jazz... as much as i dislike rehashing the tired motif of 'jazz musician' that is so pervasive in a lot of African-American art. Rather than put my self out on that path, I decided it need some more work. I found a substitute that the museum was thrilled to receive.

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