e aAutumn

A character I’ve drawn for decades came by the studio today for a visit.

colored pencil on paper

  • I posted this on Thursday Nov 12 (So Calif) time zone. My heart goes out to those in France who lost their lives or were injured on Friday Nov 13. Also the pain and cruelty inflicted on the families and friends. Try as we may, there seems to be more of such tragedies.

Central late afternoon 10-15-15

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Cezanne

e-dreamland

a late afternoon nap in Autumn

e-bridge 5 copy

oil on panel 2010

beautiful decay

This photo was taken in Shreveport LA. It was once a major center of the US oil industry.  The downtown is like a slice of NYC or Chicago in the 1920’s, dropped into the Bayou. Though parts of this “Ark-La-Tex” city have fallen into a beautiful disrepair, much of the city is still in splendid shape. I worked on a couple of feature films there and loved to stroll the city on the weekends.

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Looking up inside LACMA.

With the new Broad Museum’s opening in downtown Los Angeles, we here in California gained access to even more vibrant art. It’s always great seeing so much of my old friend Robert’s artwork so prominently displayed in LACMA, as well as the Broad.

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While on a trip along the shore,

my camera chanced a scene

Perhaps she stepped so gingerly,

as not to tell her gaze.

A step now held on air and light,

above the foamy green.

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Behind the scene photo of “The Ex List” @ Stu Segal Studios

Chihuly in AZ

e-BP Bot w parrot15ER

I rarely explain my work, but with this painting I’d like to. In some way our parrot here represents my slightly Hispanic heritage. My Great Great Grandpa,William Roxburgh came to the America’s in 1841. He left Scotland via Liverpool and made his home in Vera Cruz, there he married  Juana Beltran who’s Mexican blood is in my veins. Their son Alfred Felix came to San Diego in 1899. His wife Margaret was an artist who loved to draw and paint Balboa Park from it’s inception.

watercolors on cotton paper, 1/29/15