Tuesday, April 27, 2010


My latest painting is FT A, acrylic on canvas, 2010, after Barkley L. Hendrick's FTA, oil on linen canvas, 1968. I really pushed myself here to line up the strokes and to amp up the composition by adding the diagonal line and the two white racing stripes. Although the original painting was about the army, mine is a bit more playful. I learned to use gel medium to seal the taped edges and that helped tremendously! Compared to my other painting New Orleans, this one taped like a charm! I'll never go back to matte medium to seal tape lines again!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I just wanted to post that this painting, Sisters, has made it into the Visual Arts Alliance Show at Williams Tower! The show will run from April 29 to May 28, 2010. The opening reception will be on Thursday night, April 29 from 6-8pm. All are invited to attend. This is a painting I made for my sister-in-law, Anna, last year. It is oil on canvas and done in many, many layers. There is also a layer of gesso which gives it the texture that caused the drips to run ragged. It took me about six months to finish this painting. I am so excited I made it in the show!


Another thing the curator of the Galveston Arts Center said to try was a horizontal format. This is based on another Barkley L. Hendrick's painting entitled JSBIII. I'm calling mine III. Although the white columns look solid, they are actually painted like the other ones. I think I like the vertical format better.

new orleans

Hi all! This is a painting inspired from Barkley L. Hendrick's New Orleans Niggah. I'm calling it New Orleans. I used the slanted lines to mimic the angle at which the model was standing in the original painting. I got positive feedback from the curator of the Galveston Arts Center who liked that this painting was of a subject (the diagonal lines) on a ground (the white background). He encouraged me to make more like this one so I'm working on a couple right now in this vein. More to come...