Playing It Cool

The face betrays only the hint of nervousness, but enough to get a whisper of the inner dialogue going on in his head. He is about to confront something, or be noticed for something he desperately wants to avoid. What we hear is his inner mantra of "Play it cool! What do you see? See … Continue reading Playing It Cool



I get so much joy out of naming these faces and all my artwork, for that matter. I tell myself stories about the images, who they may be, what they are doing at the very moment they are captured in this picture. Sometimes my imagination just spirals away into utter silliness and bliss. I heard … Continue reading Avoidance

A New Mask To Wear

I was getting a little frustrated with the usual face shapes and really didn't have a clear idea what to do next, then the brush seemed to move on its own and formed a triangular face. Once I finished the outlines, I felt sure it looked like something I'd seen years ago in a James … Continue reading A New Mask To Wear

The Happier Karamazov

The title is wholly sarcastic. The Brother's Karamazov, while a debatable excellent book, was not the happiest tome every written. The main characters may have had moments of joy, but overall this was a cold and dismal life. Ok, so this is my impression and it is a remembered impression from over 25 years ago. … Continue reading The Happier Karamazov

Oh My, The Happiness…

The simplest drawings sometimes release the purest feelings. I'd been drawing for a while where this one came out and I was in a moment of bliss. The only conscious decision was the basic shape of the face. I then let my m kind choose the mouth and the rest flowed to a happier face. … Continue reading Oh My, The Happiness…

One Sided View

The title refers to the expression on the face, as much as the shading I gave it. The shading is on one side and gives me the feeling this character only listens from a certain perspective, or only and always picks a single side of every issue. The other aspect of the title refers to … Continue reading One Sided View

Could This Be Me?

Pinterest suggested to me a slew of self-portraits by Egon Schiele. His work has always had a visceral effect on me; simultaneously titilating and disturbing. I've read a little on his motivations and still feel that he was offering his own explanations to further instigate reactions. He was a shit disturber, for sure! However, there … Continue reading Could This Be Me?

And Then She Walked In…

I was doing a little research on some abstract cubism and came across a bunch of loosely figurative paintings. I was amazed at the expressiveness they offered. I was immediately drawn in to the possible stories the figures were living and enjoyed them extensively. The more minimalist ones offered the greatest room for me to … Continue reading And Then She Walked In…


The expression is definite and he wants you to know that he means it. I haven't the foggiest what he wants to say, but I believe him. See more at Arts M.Perron:


I'm reading another book on Zen and it loves to use the terms "muchness" & "is-ness" to describe the state of being while not-doing. While thinking about this drawing, I couldn't figure out what it was, much less what it was trying to do or say. It just was what it was. So be it! … Continue reading SUCHNESS