“Lightsources of the Body and Sole” 1996. 48” x 60” This was my first major painting after moving to DC from Flint in 1990. It’s one of my favorites and still hangs in my studio
|Hello everyone! It’s Open Studio Season here in Baltimore. I’m happy to have a couple artist friends joining me this weekend. Jasjyot Singh Hans and Doug Johnson. Both are MICA grads and will have some beautiful work to share. They will be on the first floor and I will be in my ususal spot on the second floor. We will have original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, books, and more. Saturday and Sunday from noon – 6. Free and open to the public.|
Big thanks to the Smokey Bear Association for inviting me to their 25th annual celebration this past week up in Bethlehem PA. I met other Smokey artists, signed posters and caught up on all the latest Smokey Bear news. I also brought back a few posters and they will be available at Open Studios this weekend.
“Self Portrait in Bed with a Dead Girl and a Live Boy”
|3o” x 40″|oil on canvas|2022
This is a piece I have been wanting to do for many years. It finally all came together for this show. It’s based on a quote by Edwin Washington Edwards (August 7, 1927 – July 12, 2021) He was an American politician and while running for Louisiana Governor in 1983 he boasted “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
It’s been a few years since I’ve done a large self portrait but I knew that this quote would be the basis for one.
All models shall remain anonymous. None were harmed in the making of this painting and all participants were over the age of 18.