Warehoused III

Oil painting 34″ x 44″ 2017 This is the final image in the three-year project, “Silent Screams.” It was painted on location at the Running Horse Studio Collection in Irwindale, CA. On location. Detail. Detail.  Read More

Dreamscape: Griffith Park

Reduction Linoleum Print, 15.5″ x 24″ December 2015 In addition to the fabulous examples of Art Nouveau at the Griffith Park Carousel in Los Angeles, the movement evokes a dreamlike quality which was the focus of this print. A reduction linoleum print, also known as a suicide print, requires the artist to print each color in succession, cutting from the same block to preserve the color areas just printed before applying the next color.... Read More

Dreamscape II, a triptych.

First panel in the triptych. Linoleum reduction print. Second panel. Linoleum reduction and stencils. Third panel. Stencils. Detail from the first panel. Detail from the second panel. This triptych won the Windes Corporate Gallery Award and was displayed in downtown Long Beach, 2016.  Read More

The Sentries

Sentry I (left) Ink and Charcoal, 92″ x 35″ October 2015 The value arrangement for this image was inspired by Goya’s etching, Friend Asensi. The architecture was derived from the Santa Barbara Carousel and the horse was drawn from a carving by Spillman Engineering in the Running Horse Studio Collection. Sentry II (right) Water Soluble Ink and Crayon, 92″ x 35″ October 2015 Drawings from the architecture at the Santa Monica... Read More

Blue Mule

Pastel, 101″ x 52″ August 2015 This drawing is an oversimplification of the many lights and shadows on a carousel, which occur between competing artificial and natural lights, not to mention reflections everywhere! Cooler, darker animals in the foreground were selected against a warm background light, with a cooler natural light coming in through the windows. The architecture was inspired by the Santa Monica Carousel and the animals were... Read More

Silent Screams

Oil and pastel on paper, 90″ x 90″ June 2015 This composition evolved from the lithograph of the same title. Although the horses are of a corresponding configuration (flipped in the lithograph due to the nature of printing), the architecture is used in this image to emphasize the circular motion of the carousel. The focus is on energy and movement, accentuated by mark making. The force of the horses, the futility of screams which no... Read More

Tunnel Book: The Pageantry of the Carousel

  Lithograph, watercolor, acrylic. 9.5″ x 10″ May 2015 Tunnel books, arranged to simulate a three-dimensional illusion, originated in the 1700’s and were inspired by stage sets. However, its name has a surprising source. In England this form of book was used to advertise a newly built tunnel under the Thames River. The tunnel itself became a national joke. It had cost more than 500,000 pounds (a considerable amount in the 1800’s)... Read More

Inside the Tunnel Book

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Silent Screams (in prints).

Lithograph, 9.5″ x 7″ The carousel image on the left was derived from studies made at the Santa Monica Carousel. Lithograph, 14″ x 15″ March 2015 Inspiration for the composition on the right was gleaned from Goya’s etching, Nor do these. The horses represented here come from two antique carousels: Griffith Park, carved mostly by The Spillman Engineering Company around 1926; and Santa Barbara, created by Herschell between... Read More