Saturday, August 29, 2015

FLOWERS - Anthony Riley

A good friend and fine musician, Bob Loy, asked me if I would be interested in making a video of a song he recorded with Anthony Riley.  
Anthony's story is a sad one, chronicled here and in many other publications -
Bob was in the middle of recording many of his own songs with Anthony when he died.  This is a lovely piece called Flowers.  This is not the official version.  It is an exclusive preview for you faithful followers.   After working with the music for a couple of weeks I find it very moving. Is it the back story, the lyrics, the tune, the voice?  Let me know what you think.

Here is the video -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sheila Vaughn

Here is another blogger whose work I have come to really enjoy, Sheila Vaughn.  She is from England and when I first encountered her work she was painting landscapes of the countryside.  Recently she has been working on self portraits and paintings of people.  She never stops investigating new ideas and her paintings are fascinating.  Take a look at her latest.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

other blogs #1

I am working on a large painting of my garden and one dog.  It will take a long time so I am going to be checking out other artist's blogs and sharing some interesting ones with you.
Here is my first choice.  Not necessarily top of my list - just the first one I came across when searching the internet with the words 'favorite artist blogs'.  I never saw this work before or read Jolie's blog before.   I just decided to dive in along with you into unknown territory.  I found her style engaging.  I hope you do too.  I will include blogs of friend's blogs and artists who I feel I know just from reading their blogs along with others I find for this exercise that are immediately appealing.

Let me know what you think.

Jolie Guillebeau

Monday, August 3, 2015


Nancy Herman
12" x 16"
oil on canvas board

I have often wondered if people living in the city are eventually turned into robots because they live in among the hard edges all day.  It is no wonder so many are able to deny climate change.  They are isolated from the climate except for stray moments between subway rides and taxi cabs.  Why should they believe nature could be the one to bring us down when it is so easily ignored in day to day living.