Archive for July, 2013

Rick Tulka and Cafe Le Select

Friday, July 26th, 2013

One of my favorite places on the web is flickr and one of my favorite photostreams to check daily is artist Rick Tulka who sits at a french cafe and draws most day of the week. Featured in a piece by cbs:


Thursday, July 25th, 2013


oil on canvas

OVA has a website up here

Dandy Lion

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

oil on canvas


Candy Colored Clown

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

candy colored clown

This image was inspired by a favorite David Lynch movie ” Blue Velvet” and a song from it by Roy Orbison, “In Dreams”
“In Dreams” is a song composed and sung by rock and roll performer Roy Orbison. An operatic ballad of lost love, it was released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. It became the title track on the album In Dreams, released in July of the same year. The song has a unique structure in seven musical movements in which Orbison sings through two octaves, beyond the range of most rock and roll singers.

The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at number 7, and charted in England for five months while Orbison toured sharing billing with The Beatles. It gained notability again in 1987 when Orbison released a re-recorded anthology of his greatest hits; the year prior David Lynch had used the song provocatively in his dark thriller Blue Velvet, helping to revive Orbison’s career. The theme of the song was interwoven in similar compositions throughout his tenure as a musician. As a result, several collections of Orbison’s music share the title of the song. Rolling Stone listed “In Dreams” at number 319 of their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
“In Dreams” by Roy Orbison

A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper:
“Go to sleep, everything is alright”

I close my eyes
Then I drift away
Into the magic night
I softly sway
Oh smile and pray
Like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep
To dream my dreams of you

In dreams…I walk with you
In dreams…I talk to you
In dreams…Your mine

All of the time
We’re together
In dreams…In dreams

But just before the dawn
I awake and find you gone
I can’t help it…I can’t help it
If I cry
I remember
That you said goodbye
To end all these things
And I’ll be happy in my dreams
Only in dreams
In beautiful dreams


Sunday, July 21st, 2013


oil on canvas

Hamsa Hands

Monday, July 15th, 2013

hamsa hands


Mixed media figure
available OVA gallery


Wednesday, July 10th, 2013




Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

face 2



Monday, July 8th, 2013

oil on canvas

face 3


Sunday, July 7th, 2013

The grand opening at OVA gallery in Ojai last night was jam packed. The new space looks beauiful. A few of my figures can be seen on the wall in the back of the gallery by the door. There are forty artists with work in the gallery and the back has a space for teaching classes.

This is a recent painting: Dryad