Monday, November 2, 2009

Washington DC

Hello Friends!

I have returned and will try to keep this baby updated again. Here's a sweet picture from my recent Halloween trip to Washington DC.


P.S. If I happened to slap you in the face this weekend I apologize...but you probably liked it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The King of Pop

Dear Friends,

Today we mark the death of Michael Jackson. I am personally saddened because he represented one of only a handful of musicians who have had a profound impact on the decisions I have made in my life. The man was troubled, his actions bizarre but his music brought me joy and for that I am thankful and I will miss his presence.

Be wary of people running their mouths. The King of Pop had problems, there is no doubt about that. But the people who will spout off jokes and disregard the art tend to be talentless and non-contributing and they will never affect .01% of the number of people that Michael Jackson did.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pics or it didn't happen.


I had a very interesting New York experience that culminated in a fine drawing executed on Tuesday night.

This took four hours and was critiqued by the remarkable Joshua LaRock while it was being drawn. The paper is larger than my pitifully small scanner so there's some noticeable distortion on the right side of the scan.

I'm available for portrait commissions.

Saturday, May 23, 2009



If I was forced to make an assumption based purely on his music I would say that Thom Yorke is composed of equal parts Wizard and Computer.

Throw it in the fire,

Thursday, May 21, 2009

La Carmencita


I just found something that I think you all might enjoy. In 1890 John Singer Sargent painted a famous Spanish dancer who went by the name La Carmencita. His result was a very fine painting of a very interesting subject.

Recently I found a video of Carmencita performing in front of Edison's Kinescope Machines. According to the Library of Congress, Carmencita was the first woman to perform in front of an Edison machine.

It's fascinating to me to see the same subject presented in paint and film as a display of the changing modes of documentation.

Art geeks assemble!

It's about time!



Real 21st century here we come!


Monday, May 18, 2009


Esteemed Friends,

I need to attend Bonnaroo this year. Everyone I love is going to be singing there and to not go would be a major problem. Thus I am accepting donations. Please give...your Phill needs you.

A small donation can provide this face with a mind blowing experience. Please give today.