Pimcolam, Junipero Serra Peak, Ventana Wilderness, California, May 2012, Juniper Ridge
Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, California Fruit Bats, the Band
New Orleans, land of swampy voodoo – the whole place moves with a palpable mojo and often (although, frankly, not often enough) the visual art reflects this. Here are a few master finds – great shows all. Bryan Cunningham Fred Stonehouse Mark Hosford John Pappas
The music, the decay, the history, the food – the throngs of drunkards – all of it coagulates into the swampy vibe that is New Orleans. Click on above pictures to enlarge. Restaurants: Domenica and Three Muses. The streets tells the musicians their music, so I have been told.
A good art book is often, to a painter, as good as an art school education. I was gifted a copy of Walton Ford’s mammoth book of paintings, Pancha Tantra, a couple of years back and I refer to it every couple of weeks. My own paintings are nothing like […]
<“Earthpiece”> A sprawling outdoor art museum exists just north of Joshua Tree, California. Seven acres of arranged junk, all locally salvaged – a tortured playground, a scar and a monument. <“The Gallery”> The work of artist Noah Purifoy, who is clearly a formally trained genius, (one of the masterminds behind […]
“You wanna learn how to draw awesome people in awesome clothes?” The big voice in the sky asked me last week. “Well, then study Frederic Remington and contemporary Japanese street-fashion…at the same time.” I acquiesced immediately by serendipitously finding a copy the 1973, faux-leather bound Time Life Books “Cowboys” and Chronicle […]