Thursday, October 28, 2010

Leafy Thoughts

The leaves all blew off this week. The other night it sounded like a train was going past the front porch. Makes you wonder what's the point of all that foliage, all that wonderfully shaped and twined leafery.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cool Cats

It's my son's birthday, which means a new bit of art from Dad. Here's the card I drew for him: three cool cats. This year he's got his own radio show on the college station, which means I get to listen to him every Tuesday evening at 7. The program's name Cats at a Tea Party is heavily ironic.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Road Rage

A friend of mine wrote about road rage in my paper this morning. I have a few stories about that; we all do. Everybody's stressed, anxious and easily pissed off. I did this illustration for Plan Sponsor magazine a couple of years ago, under the excellent art direction of Soojin Buzelli. Looking at it again, the guy on the left reminds me a little bit of the bull in Picasso's Guernica.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Window in the City

I painted this for a calendar back in the '90s, one of several I did for a Japanese cellphone company. It's fun to imagine what it's like to look out at a city scene like this, each window framing another private life. My window looks out on treetops, kids on the sidewalk, the cottages across the street and the lake two blocks away.