Friday, December 26, 2008

The Famous Pantone 292

i spent quite a lot of time at home during the holidays, working on some sign jobs and listening to 69 Love Songs Volume 1 by The Magnetic Fields over and over. i like to listen to music that way. So in the spirit of that CD and the post-Christmas/mid-winter doldrums, here is Pantone Blue 292, my gift to you, dear reader.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Free 2008 Holiday Giftwrap

For your 2008 gift wrapping pleasure.

This is formatted to fit on an 8.5" X 11" sheet of paper. Click on it and, though it will appear quite large, it will fit nicely on a page when printed.

I recommend saving it to your desktop before printing rather than printing directly from the enlarged view of the image. You'll get smaller margins/more of the image and have no html code in the margins.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Jesus Loves Pirates

I like the lettering on this church sign in Murphy,NC. It's part gothic, part pirate...not really churchy at all. Maybe they'd done the Christian thing and hired an out of work reformed pirate sign painter to make it for them. If anyone can decipher the last 2 lines, please let me know.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

54 Threes: #1-18

"54 Threes" is a new series of paintings hanging at the Flicker Theater and Bar in Athens through September.

The Warm Tones

"Red and Brown" 32" X 32", acrylic on wood board. $500.(Sold)

"Ochres" 32" X 32", acrylic on wood board. $500.(Sold)

54 Threes: #19-36

The Greens

"Blue and Green Threes" 32" X 32", acrylic on wood board. $500(Sold)

"Minty Threes" 32" X 32", acrylic on wood board. $500(Sold)

54 Threes: #37-54

Mono- and Poly-chrome Threes

"Mono-chromatic For the People" 32" X 32", acrylic on wood board. $500.(Sold)

"Poly-chromatic For the People" 32" X 32", acrylic on wood board. $500.

Friday, June 27, 2008

How the eye sees color

Last week i broke my glasses while i was in the mountains and had to use scotch tape to keep one of the lenses from falling out. Today i was supposed to superglue them back together, but since that means not having my glasses on for an hour or so, i have procrastinated. Instead i spent the afternoon spelunking on the internet and reading about things like why colorblindness is more prevalent among men and how the eye sees color.

Illustration: Santiago Ramón y Cajal ca. 1900,
Instituto Cajal, CSIC, Madrid

Thursday, May 8, 2008

my studio has new lights!

oh joy! i can see what i'm doing..

Monday, May 5, 2008

4 New Paintings

These were hanging in the 5 Star Day Cafe in downtown Athens during May and June.

"Yellow" 40" X 48" $600. (Sold)

"Deep Green Sea" 32" X 48" $450. (Sold)

"June 23,1960 32" X 48" $450.

"Test Strips" 48" X 32" $450. (Sold)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Michael Oliveri at Lamar Dodd

Sublime landscape images by Michael Oliveri at the Lamar Dodd School of Art's main gallery.

These must be experienced in person, so if you live in Athens, please don't miss this show. They are huge (about 10' long) micrographs, digitally stitched together from multiple (FEI)field emission gun scans (more commonly known as (SEM)Scanning Electron Microscope scans). Close-up views of nano forms that so resemble landscapes or moonscapes, you'll expect to see the tail fins of a lunar lander in the corner. Michael is head of digital media at UGA, a designer with ADD (Athens Design Development) and is emerging as an important American artist in the field of digital media.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

orange bike

The installation of one of our CLR's was held up by this locked bicycle.

Love the orange and green together.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Keith Thurman's new mural on Broad st.

New mural in Athens
Next to a big empty field where Kudzu Coffee used to be on Broad St, by the BP gas station at the corner of Evans and Dearing Ext., is a new mural going up. Keith Thurman is painting the back wall of what is going to be a jazz club, and intends to paint the entire building eventually. It's a beautiful expression of the neighborhood and not far from the sculpture garden at Colima Ave & Rose St.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Eulogy for Big Beautiful

Scotia Kregel Oct.28,1995-April 7,2008

My beloved Scotia
has gone
to the place
where they send
the naughty dogs.
old girl,
i'll miss you.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

player piano karaoke

photo by Paige Campbell

i went to a party last night. guess who was there?

i can't seem to get away from that guy. i guess he was out raising a glass to his co-star Charleton Heston, who passed away yesterday.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


photo by Michael Lachowski

Here is the CLR (cigarette litter receptacle) designed by my group ADD for the city of Athens.

They'll be installing them on parking meters all over downtown at the end of this week, April 10 & 11. We have a little display up at the Lyndon House that explains our design and collaborative process with the city.

If you must smoke, please use these receptacles. Cigarette butts aren't biodegradable and when thrown on the ground, they get washed into storm drains and into lakes and streams.

free desktop pattern no. 4

Here you go, nice springy colors and everything.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Butterfly and the Abstract

i found this butterfly at the park this evening, on the ground incapacitated by the cold snap, and brought it home.

it just happens to match the painting i'm working on. i don't know if it's auspicious or just serendipitous, but i'm quite excited.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Before and After Patriotism...

Possibly the funniest thing i've seen in a long while. The doors of a former church (now art studios) located at Hill & Chase Street with one of my Chrysanthemums on painted on it. Apparently the studio renter didn't like my flower, but he loves flags.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


The history of the color Magenta is more interesting than i'd realized. Here's a link to read about it in Stir magazine where you will learn that "magenta is a mixture of red and blue wavelengths that cannot be generated by a single wavelength of light" which i didn't know but i'm not surprised. Also this excellent article by Liz Elliot in the Journal of Unlikely Science goes even further to explain the mad science behind the color.

now for something different

An old forgotten sign in downtown Athens, at the corner of Hull and Hancock.

As a fellow sign-painter, i can tell you that whoever painted this one broke all the rules.

That's just one of the reasons why i love it so much.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

photo by Jim Barsness

That Planet of the Apes guy in the pink coat (you know the one, Santa's drinking buddy) showed up at the Dearing St. Easter parade today at my friend Didi's house. He was given a chocolate and vanilla cupcake and told to be on his way.

Friday, March 21, 2008

working it

finishing up
a new batch
of paintings
this week.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Santa of the Apes

photo by Doug Booher

We had quite a time that night. Santa Claus stopped by, drunk as usual, and we got this great shot of him with that guy from Planet of the Apes. What was his name, the one in the pink coat? Anyway, tomorrow is the first day of spring, and i'm going to burn an effigy of ole St. Nick in my backyard. Winter is OVER, y'all, it's time to start having fun.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Photo by Doug Booher
Me, i mean some monkey in a pink coat, and Sean Wessling after a long night of drinking
and eating bananas.

Friday, March 14, 2008

board game

compliments Jason Wecht

Thursday, March 6, 2008

free desktop pattern no.3

Miss February from my 2008 calendars.

It's the same as desktop pattern No.1, but i toned the colors down a bit. There are instructions to install this on your computer below, near the first blog postings.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

4 new paintings

These were hanging in the hallway at Cine in Athens (that show has been taken down).
dimensions: 15.5" X 15.5"
medium: acrylic on wood
Upper left
and bottom right
are sold.

Contact me for more info/images/etc.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Paint Cans


Sorry, i couldn't resist...


Friday, February 22, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Zupey Jumping


of my

Monday, January 28, 2008

Twilight Flower

i took this photo this evening as i was heading out the door just before dusk. My chrysanthemum stencil is lit from the window behind.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Coloring book- page 1

Here's the first in a series of pages i'm posting from a coloring book i'm designing. It's formatted to fit an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper and should print out pretty easily. Just click on it to save it to your desktop and click print.

Below are photos of a mural i painted in the parking deck on College Ave.(in downtown Athens) using the same ginko pattern...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It sort of snowed tonight

note: this is the lamest video ever made

It snowed for a little while tonight. i was so excited... SNOW!! here it is lit up by porchlight light before turning to rain.

ok look, i know this video sucks, i'm sorry. i've spent my life in Texas, Florida and Georgia, and snow is a big deal.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

in america we have a tv in every room

Christmas gift from Charlotte Lee

Thursday, January 3, 2008

macro desktop

Playing around with the macro setting on my camera. I'm supposed to be working.