Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year

Well, not really 'fishin', just takin' a few days off again to ring in the new and wash out the old. Wishing all a very rewarding New Year in 2007!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Borrowed from the London Times, a little Holiday Jolly. Don't let the day melt you down and . . . . Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

'Eye-ing' things at the Zoo!

A few days ago, I took a jog to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and gathered some interesting shots. So, here is a little Holiday fun quiz. Here are 14 images of zoo eyes, can you identify all of them? In this first batch, there are a raven, a rhino, an ostrich, a snowy owl and a crane.

Here are nine more images ... can you identify the gull, the zebra, the penguin, the kudu, the leopard, the warthog, the okapi, the giraffe and the lion?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Happy Birthday, Edvard!

Born 143 years ago, Edvard Munch, his works steeped in atmosphere and emotion, has never failed to move me.

Now that the Open House has come and gone, with very positive results, time to get some Christmas shopping in and a few days out of the studio. Soon enough, work will commence once again on the new pieces for a two person show next March to be shared with my good friend, Paula Waterman, at our eastern shore gallery here in Maryland. Some larger scale works will be coming off the drawing board soon, so keep an eye out!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Out and about the other day, as the sun was setting after an afternoon hike, the full moon was peeking through gauzy clouds and I could not resist the urge to pull over to the side of the road and grab a couple of shots. Nothing really special, but the feeling that surrounded me as I stood and enjoyed the scene left me with the thought that this was truly a fall scene if there ever was one. And now that all the work for this weekend's Open House is finally done, framed and ready to be hung, I have time today to relax and enjoy a fine, fall day here in central Maryland!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

'Cow Cow Boogie', the last work off the drawing board for this Saturday's Open House, is a bit over 3" x 3".

Made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Ella Mae Morse (two of my favorite Ellas) back in the middle of the last century, 'Cow Cow Boogie' from the motion picture 'Ride 'Em Cowboy', is a fun tune!

'Out on the plains down near Santa Fe -
I met a cowboy ridin' the range one day -
And as he jogged along, I heard him singin'
The most peculiar cowboy song -
It was a ditty, he learned in the city
Comma ti yi yi yeah -
Comma ti yippity yi yeah -
Now get along, get hip little doggies
Get along, better be on your way -
Get along, get hip little doggies -
He trucked 'em on down that old fairway
Singin' his Cow Cow Boogie in the strangest way -
Comma ti yi yi yeah
Comma ti yippity yi yeah'


Monday, December 04, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sticking with African subject matter as the current theme of work on the drawing board, here is the beginnings of the next piece up, some Ground Hornbills. This work will wind up matting out at about 5" x 7".