Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Read, right?

I've always read more than one book at a time. Right now is no different. I have 4 books in the roster. Interestingly enough reading these books over and over again ingrained some of these stories characters, some real, some fiction, in my mind as my muse. As I begin my new series of paintings I've decided to take a moment to list a few these books that I'm currently reading, or have recently finished. All of these stories are floating around my mind and many of their characters are now finding a home in the many pages of some of my sketchbooks.

A Gentleman of Leisure; by P.H. Wodehouse

The Informers; by Bret Easton Ellis

The Bolter; by Frances Osborne

Bright Young People; by D.J. Taylor

Flappers and Philsophers; by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bright Lights, Big City; by Jay McInerney

Hotel Honolulu; by Paul Theroux

Shopgirl; by Steve Martin

Sunday, December 6, 2009


tis the season....for a remix

Monday, November 30, 2009

I have always believed that inspiration can't really be explained since usually it's a feeling evoked by an idea. But here are some more images that are floating around my head.
Katharine Hepburn photographed by Richard Avedon.
Clyde Barrow.

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Not sure of the photographer. Seemed fitting to follow clyde barrow since Gainsbourg turned his and Bonnie Parkers story into a jaunty tune in Bonnie and Clyde.

I always have been fascinated by mythical sea creatures. I think this image captures pretty well why.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

By a friend Anna Schoettle of bridges in Providence RI
Taken By Pippa Ross, on a Holga
Pippa Ross, taken by a friend.
Uncertain of photographer, found this a few weeks ago in an old file and think it's a great high and low contrast.
Multimedia collage by Mea Duke. 2006

Music I've Been Sketching To.

Here's a sampling of new and old tracks that have been popping up in my playlists. Next post will be some images I've been in love with, and working with.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New music fueling my creativity.