Friday, September 11, 2020

 Plein Air Sketches

Hillside Study – 5x7 – Acrylic on w/c paper

Hillside Study II – 5x7 – Acrylic on w/c paper

These are a couple quick studies I always liked but never posted. For purchase: 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

 Asleep the Snow...

Asleep the Snow  –  8.5 x 6.5" (21.5 x 15 cm)  –  Mixed media on off-white laid paper

Our first snow here in Denver, Colorado.

Friday, August 14, 2020

"To me, what is very important in painting is not to think when you paint. You can think before you paint, you can think after you have painted, but while you are painting, thinking is the worst thing that you can do." –– Robert Ryman

Thursday, August 13, 2020

 Exhibit Extended

Where there's Green, there's Blue 

The group exhibit at Framed Image, that I have eight paintings in, has been extended thru mid-September, 2020. For current exhibit or purchase info, please contact the gallery directly at: 303-692-0727. Thanks!

Above: Tropica – 16x20" (40x50cm) – Acrylic on canvas – $650

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kosinski toons

Since the virus hit, I've been doing less painting and more cartooning. I figure with the heaviness of the situation, I wanted to bring more joy to the world. If you like what you see, please go to:

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Getty Artwork Re-creation Challenge

Above Left: The Astronomer, 1668, by Johannes Vermeer.  
Above right: Recreation by Ann Zumhagen-Krause and her husband on Twitter and via Facebook DM
Below: My Mona Lisa re-creation commentary, 3x5, Ink, pencil and collage on paper, posted on Twitter.

Being stuck at home for days at a time can be maddening for some folks. So the Getty Museum has come to our rescue! They have issued a playful challenge on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to re-create your favorite art using objects (and people) lying around the house. The challenge was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and an Instagram account called Between Art and Quarantine. Thousands of re-creations have been done in both serious and humous ways. My contribution falls into the latter category. With the gravity of the current world situation, I have turned to cartooning to try and elevate spirits and lighten the mood. Although not strictly adhering to the challenge protocols, my cartoon depicts a probably homebound couple, attempting a re-creation of the Mona Lisa. As you can see by the Vermeer Astronomer above, folks can be fairly exacting. And the snag comes when someone, probably the husband (not seen), for authenticity's sake, suggests the model shave off her eyebrows! Ruh-Roh Reorge. (High resolution scans have revealed that DaVinci originally did give La Gioconda eyebrows and eyelashes, but they have faded over time.) 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Random Acts of Chalk

Along with the howling around town at 8pm, an anonymous Denverite has been quietly leaving us messages of hope and encouragement. I have seen three along the Highline Canal Trail west of Dayton Street. The first was: You Can Do This! Another was: You Are Valid, which was near Windsor Gardens senior community. The snow and rain wash them away and others appear to take their place. Thank you for your words of resolve and kindness!