Month: December 2013


I hope you and yours had the best Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted! Children at home always makes Christmas memorable.

Robert Blackburn

During my weekly visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art I was pleasantly surprised to see a newly-hung lithograph titled Blackburn. In the lithograph by Ron Adams (an artist heretofore unknown to me) I instantly recognized my former mentor Robert Blackburn. Adams portrays Robert doing what he was always doing: working a printing press. I…

In the studio 12-1-2013

I spent the last week doing nothing but drawing. Here is ‘Main Street # 2.’ I finished the drawing and covered it with a rag-applied ground. The varnish-based ground is intended to seal the surface rather than provide a neutral tone, which is why it’s light. When I prepare a canvas, I draw the deign…