Friday, December 30, 2011


This is the latest Sculpture. It was created 1/4 scale as a sample for the Sculpturing Masters classes that will start at St. Marks Preservation Square on January 11, 2012. These open-ended classes will be directed by Sculptor Don East. This is also the first class to be offered through the Yreka Institute for the Arts. The time will be 7 to 9 P.M.

For reservations call 530 340-5587

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Starting Master Sculpting Class soon.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

God with Textures

The Sculpture I've created after Michaelangelo's God from the Sistine Chapel is now complete as far as the modeling stage. It will now have to go through the drying and thinning stages in preparation for firing. I plan on including additional pictures of the preparation for firing.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Michaelangelo's God

This is a clay sculpture I'm working on. It's from Michaelangelo's painting of God reaching out to man. I like the power of this painting and thought I'd like to try and capture the qualities in 3d. At present I'm pleased with the side views of the sculpture. However the front view needs work. The beard had not been added yet. The purpose of this slideshow is to show the progress of the work. More to follow. As always I'm open to comments and suggestions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tomorrows Horizon

Two Photoshop composite photos. Both of the shots used in these pictures were taken in Mexico. Getting the lens flare glow in the one composite took many steps and considerable experimentation. I was pleased with the end results.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

After Nathan Fowkes

This is a photoshop practice after a painting of an ex-student Nathan Fowkes. His style is much quicker with bolder brush strokes. I used his colors and compositing to create this work. As always I'm open for comments and suggestion.
His work can be found here:

Sunday, March 20, 2011


This "Art Work" is the results of my new use of Photoshop CS5. I started exploring the new paint brush tool. They are in my opinion the thing that has been missing form Photoshop all these years. Thanks to Photoshop for the new tools. I have never been an Abstract Artist. And I'm not sure that this qualifies. After playing with the brush strokes I began playing with composition. It was fun. I actually like the final results. What do you think?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Project Fantasy

This is a very personal Artistic statement. Two cars that are pictured in this work. A 1948 Cadillac I've been working on for over 30 years and a 1933 Chevy around 10 years. These are restoration projects I've enjoyed working on when I have had the time etc. They will probably never get finished because of time and money. At 70 my skills and abilities are not what they use to be. Also a retirement income limits the amount of work I can do at one time. So the hopes of finishing these projects and driving them get less each day. However I really enjoy working on them, so the joy is found in the work not the product. It is my feeling that this Photoshop work depicts the above statement.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Moon Serenity

I've decided to start doing some Photoshop paintings. This is the second try. I need to work on textures.