Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Drums for Nuçi's

On Thursday April 14, 2011, a guitar and drum kit that i painted are being auctioned to benefit Nuçi's Space, in Athens, Georgia! i'm happy to support this organization that does so much for the artists and musicians of north Georgia. Here's are links to see the program for the benefit, the drum kit (which is being auctioned online) and the Nuçi's web site (you can read about them below).
Nuçi's Space is a non-profit support/resource center for musicians in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in memory of 22-year old musician Nuçi Phillips who took his own life in 1996 after battling major depression. The aim of the organization is to provide obstacle free treatment for musicians suffering from depression and other such disorders as well as to assist in the emotional, physical and professional well-being of musicians.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Retro-modernizing your desktop made easy

Fifty new coffee mugs with my designs, available through CafePress

These mugs are really nice...microwave and dishwasher-safe, they hold 11 ounces of your preferred beverage and they are very pretty! CafePress does a wonderful job of printing and turn-around is fast, usually shipping in 24 hours and delivery within a few days. Follow the link to order from my CafePress shop.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Rocksprings Chrysanthemum

greeting the neighborhood on Dearing Ext. going east.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hypothetical flower halfway to being theoretical flower

Left: Half-finished theoretical interpretation of real flower. Right: Hypothetical flower photoshopped onto garage door.

Painted today on the door of the Hotel Ezcobar, just behind Mt. Awesome on the crest of Waddell, the peak of one of Athens' proverbial 5 hills. Tomorrow i'll paint the orange.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Guitart 2

Finished this yesterday for a fund raiser at Monsignor Donovan Catholic School where my friend Rob McMaken teaches history. The strings will be put back on tomorrow, and it will be a real working instrument. Not like those fake ones you get at other charity fund raisers that don't play. This one will make your eyeballs and your fingers bleed.

Here's the info i got from the school about the event, RAM JAM "battle of the bands"...

The event takes place Saturday, May 22 on the soccer field at Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School. RAM JAM was created 3 years ago by 2 seniors who thought a battle of the bands would simply be fun to host and bring our school some community support. 9 bands competed the first year, 11 bands last year. The bands must be high school students. Great prizes are awarded... including a spot on stage at Athfest. Local musicians are judges. The RAM JAM "battle of the bands" is a really cool event that has drawn high school bands from GA, SC, and NC to our fair city to worship at the city of rock. The RAM JAM Committee wants to auction off 2 art guitars and all raffle tickets would be sold at the event, but those details are not firm yet.

Proceeds from RAM JAM (after all expenses are paid...and the Committee has to raise all the money...the school does not fund this event) support an annual mission- work trip to Haiti doing direct relief --assisting in the feeding of families. This past March was their third trip to a village in Northern Haiti called Terrier Rouge. The kids are assisted by Hank Wright, an Athens physical therapist who also does physical therapy work while they are there, too.

Current work available

These are probably the last large pieces i'll have before heading out of Athens. i do have some smaller boards ready to paint that i'm hoping to get around to, but frankly, i have so much to do in the next few weeks, i don't know if i'll have time to paint anything other than the Chrysanthemum mural project. So, in descending order...

1."1960", 32" X 48", $450.(sold)
2."Half-Circles",12" X 24", $175. each (there are 4)(the blue/redorange one and the green one are sold)
3."5/10", 48" X 60", $2500.
4."Wallpaper For a New United Nations", 48" X 60", $2500.
5."City 6". 36" X 72", $750.(sold)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

no news is bad news

i have a lot of really smart friends who work in the field of journalism, specifically at NPR and CNN, and i rely totally and blindly on them to keep me informed about what is happening in the world. in addition i have free access to avenues of information via radio and internet that i cannot imagine living without. in fact, i can't imagine personal liberty or democracy without them. it occurred to me that i haven't really paid my dues or done very much to support these organizations. i mean, come on, when was the last time any of us sent money to the BBC? as part of doing my part, here are links to donate to some my personal favorites. feel free to add your own to the list...


Alternative Radio

To The Best of Our Knowledge


WUGA (Athens NPR)

Flagpole P.O. Box 1027 Athens, Georgia 30603

KCRW in Santa Monica

Fresh Air with Terry Gross (subscribe to podcast)


Athens Banner-Herald (subscribe)

Thursday, March 4, 2010


i painted this to be auctioned at a Nuçi's Space fundraiser a while back. just came across the photo tonight and realized i'd never really shown it to anyone. so there you go.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On being like nothing else

Excerpted from an interview with Brian Eno by Paul Morley, published in the Guardian on Sun. Jan 17, 2010:
"In my house in Oxfordshire, we have this big, beautiful Andrew Logan sculpture of a lovely Pegasus with blue glass wings. When I get a taxi from the station, a driver will always comment on it because it is so striking. What they often say is, 'What does that stand for then?' Or, 'What does that mean?', based on the idea that something exists because it has to tell you something, or it refers to something else, and I realise that this notion is foreign to me. The earliest paintings I loved were always the most non-referential paintings you can imagine, by painters such as Mondrian. I was thrilled by them because they didn't refer to anything else. They stood alone and they were just charged magic objects that did not get their strength from being connected to anything else."

Monday, February 15, 2010

Currently on my visual playlist

Three things i can't get enough of today, being middle February and cold and only halfway to spring, Glasswing butterflies, snow crystals and (my favorite of all the folding bikes) the Strida5.

Friday, February 12, 2010

bird tracks

it snowed today and my phone camera photographs really blue. so there you go. bird tracks.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

If eliminating the non-essential were an extreme sport

Straight from today's Guardian, Albert Exergian's modernist TV posters. Not your grandmother's Über-Einfachheit... got to love a man who can really cut to the chase.The collection is available at Blanka

Friday, January 1, 2010

4 buildings from my trip to texas

The courthouse in Denton on Christmas Eve.
My friend Barley Vogel's Art School.
A home in Dallas' Greenville Avenue area.
My parents' home during a snowstorm.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wrap After Reading

Athens' weekly magazine, the Flagpole, has put my pattern on its annual gift wrap cover !

Saturday, December 12, 2009

tiny prints on wood

these are 3.5" square prints glued onto 3/4" thick wood, edges are painted black and there is a hole for hanging them. $5 each + shipping. Great for small gifts, stocking stuffers, or for tiny empty spaces on your walls. Contact me at loukregel@gmail.com if you want me to set some aside for you.

7 paintings, 12" x 24"

i have 7 of these at the moment. they are 12" x 24", acrylic on wood, with a 1.5" thick wood frame behind them. edges are painted dark gray. they are $150 each + shipping (discount for multiple purchases). contact me at loukregel@gmail if you have questions.Note: the bottom three are sold.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Free cd sleeve to print out

same as the desktop pattern, slightly different colors. click here for a pdf you can download and print out.Print onto cardstock, cut out, fold and glue the side panels under the front flap. Very useful for music or photo album gifts.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free desktop pattern no.5

For the holidays...How to install: copy to your desktop. set as desktop pattern in your control panel/system preferences. i think it's that simple... let me know if it's not by posting a comment below. i love hearing from you either way!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

process photo

Quick picture of my work table today. 3" squares i'm going to glue prints onto.
and here they are finished.

+ 4 = 144

Here's the last in this series. Finally! But these colors aren't quite right. i'm going to re-photograph it outside tomorrow after it quits raining.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

3x36=108 Half Circles

3 new 1'x2's going up tomorrow. And a 4th coming down the pike. Check back soon for a new picture.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simultaneous Contrast Exp.#1

Finished this one tonight, it's an experiment to see if i can find colors that vibrate against each other, called "simultaneous contrast". i painted this on a standard hollow door, it's 30" X 80" and could be used as a door or a tabletop, though i'm going to be displaying it as a painting at my upcoming show on Nov 1.

New show up at Athens Academy through Dec. 11

Showing in the Bertelsmann Gallery...works by me, Carol John and Didi Dunphy. The three of us make up half of A.D.D., this is our second group show and i think our art works beautifully together. Sorry i don't have more images from the show. i'll be there tomorrow taking photos and will post them here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

3 Littles

6" x 12" $125. Acrylic on wood.