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… Continue reading Dreamscape: Griffith Park

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… Continue reading The Sentries

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… Continue reading Blue Mule

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… Continue reading Silent Screams

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… Continue reading Tunnel Book: The Pageantry of the Carousel

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… Continue reading Silent Screams (in prints).