Thursday, April 23, 2009

Action figure

oil on canvas, 2006, 12x10in, approximate. private collection, toledo, ohio.

This painting's based on a photo of a cheap knockoff batman i found at a dollar store.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

a little fun with design

Amused myself a little bit this week, designing a poster for my day job. And I did it the kind of old fashioned way, with MS word and sticky labels and scissors. Thinking about Saul Bass, I guess. See the link to the right for more about my day job. If you really must know more about my day job.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Typical down and up and down night for the home opener/inaugural regular season game. Stupid balks.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Opening night

New Mets ballpark is official tonight, Mets hosting San Diego, Pelfrey throwing. He'll probably be a little overpumped and may have to settle in a little bit. Metsies are 3-3 coming off this road trip. Most encouraging signs so far: good pitching from Maine and Hernandez. I am enjoying sitting back for the long haul of the season and I am not particularly worried about any facet of the game. Not even Oliver Perez, who will probably not be a much different pitcher than the Jekyll/Hyde Ollie we've known since late '06. Not about RISP numbers; that will come around. And I'm certainly not worried about David Wright, and am sick of these manufactured issues about his hitting.

We'll see our first game in Queens in late May against the hated Marlins.

So let's go Mets!

Monday, April 6, 2009

big weekend

My son had a great birthday party on Saturday, at the Cosmic Cove on Atlantic near Smith. Carmelo the Science Fellow is terrific, and so are his assistants. He brought out a blue-tongued skink, a snake, some gerbils, and a bearded dragon lizard, and more importantly, he kept more than twenty four and five year-olds rapt...and in stitches. Perfect combination of silly and science.

We were given tickets to go to the Mets' workout at Citifield on Sunday, and although we ran a little late, we caught some batting practice and walked around enough to get a good feel for the new park. The concourse is as great as advertised, open to the field, lined with concessions and big bathrooms, and the center field area is great too, with all of Danny Meyer's properties, and the new Fan Fest area, picnic tables, and the bridge. We didn't have time to go up higher and check out the seats that we'll be able to afford, but we go to our first game on May 30th, and we'll be sitting in the Promenade. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda is a powerful tribute to that brave man and his legacy. The whole place just feels grand and intimate all at once, and although I have great affection for Shea, I am happy to see this park in Queens, and can't wait till it's rocking with Frankie on the mound in the ninth.

Which brings us to Opening Day today in Cincinnati, where the forecast is for snow, and Johan is on the hill. Let's go Mets!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!!!

My son turns five today! Five years old. Holy crap!!! How does this happen so fast? He starts freakin' kindergarten in the fall, for crap's sake!

What a ride it's been! We are so incredibly fortunate to have such a great, healthy kid. Happy birthday, buddy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

more dancers

All images 2009, oil on panel, either 9x12 or 12x12 in.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Joy buzzer

2008, oil on canvas, 15x10in.

One of those weird little paintings I did last year that came from old comic book ads. Seems fitting for April first.