Pacer

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

Pacer

Watching harness racing at the state fair is like stepping back in time one hundred years.  Makes me feel like I should be wearing a long dress and corset and singing Camptown Races. The Indiana Pacers basketball team is named after these horses. In the early days of the team, they played in the arena at the fairgrounds, right next to the harness track. Available on...

Read More »

Candy Apple Reds

Posted on Jul 5, 2010

Candy Apple Reds

One of the things I’ll be painting this summer is Fair Food. My diet is very controlled so I’m painting things I’d never dream of putting in my mouth. Like these candied apples, which to me are pretty but deadly. Does anyone really eat these things? When I was a kid, we thought the caramel ones were good, but the red candied apples usually got tossed after a bite or...

Read More »

90 on the last 10

Posted on May 27, 2010

90 on the last 10

Is it just me, or do other artists spend 90% of their studio time working on the last 10% of the painting? If I painted for ten hours, the piece would look almost finished after one hour. I could slap it into a frame and most people wouldn’t notice it wasn’t “finished.” They might even admire my bold approach and my loose and casual brushstrokes. The yard work didn’t happen, nor did the open beer in the back yard while listening to Indy 500...

Read More »

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail

Fortunately I had my camera with me the day I saw this Harley in a parking lot at the Indiana State Fair.  I’m not a motorcycle person, but this thing was a work of art. It was gorgeous. The chrome was blindingly shiny, reflecting sky and clouds and earth. The painting is small, only 9 x 12″, but I’m imagining how cool it would look painted life-size or a little bigger. Painting chrome is new to me, so I fussed with it a lot and was never was completely...

Read More »