Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Stubble & Smoke! July 12-26, 2008

July 12 - July 26

All new works featuring hard-luck mugs, saucy dames, The Rat Pack,
plenty of red meat, and the entire Chinese zodiac.

A detailed Press Release will be posted here the first week of June.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Signage (Hot Lunches)

A beautifully lettered and distressed sign spotted on Chartres Street in New Orleans, May 2008.

Signage (Please Do Not Change Mango)

Spotted at an Indian food mart in Monroeville PA

Sure enough, inside the store was a stack of mango boxes, and a customer looking over her shoulder, changing mangoes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bendix 2.0

This sketch is getting closer to what I have in mind for my William Bendix painting: crazed and homicidal.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Blue Plate Special

April 2008 Sketchbook Page
Study for one in a series of meat-related paintings

Way Down Yonder

We just spent five days in New Orleans - our favorite place to visit - attending the Jazz & Heritage Festival and enjoying the city's fine food, music and people.

These water meter covers have become one of the city's signatures. They show up on t-shirts and hats, and recast as plates, trivets, and ashtrays.

First stop at the Fest. If you're buying cracklins, trust a vendor named Fatty.

Street food, outside Vaughan's Lounge around 2:00 AM, after a late Thursday set by Kermit Ruffins. The pork chop sandwich was absolutely out of sight.

The final day of the Fest, enjoying a fresh cigar, hand-rolled that morning at the factory on Decatur Street.