Ballad of the fatted calf


The fatted calf scampered over to the fence. He assumed my presence at the wire signaled it was time for me to feed him! ‘Twas  the other way round.

Note: This is a work of fiction. The calf, lovingly called “fatty”, has many sunny days ahead, presumably.

This is a painting I just varnished today. It is an 18″ x 18″ acrylic painting. The unusual textures throughout were predominantly created with a small squeegee and a palette knife. The very short story was something that occurred to me when I was out shooting reference shots of cows in some of the local fields. I felt guilty the way they would come running up to the fence and all I had to offer was a smile…

The show must go on! The show is over.


This weekend I flew up to Ketchikan to help pack up the “Empty Spaces” show. It was a great experience in a beautiful location. The town has a very active and engaged artist community.

I sold six paintings and it is nice to know those pieces will be part of Alaska. Some of them will reside on the waterfront with views much superior to The my studio.

I hope to make it up to this country again.