Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Anchoress on Art

The Anchoress has some thoughts on art here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sword and Pistol: Start to Finish

...and here is the whole process.











Joseph and Chico

Ignatius Press has a children's book coming out on February 25th about Pope Benedict XVI, a biography told by one of his cats.

There are some samples of the inside pages here on the Ignatius Press website.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sword and Pistol: Final

Sword and Pistol is finally finished and off the block. What fun it was!

Here are the lyrics to Froggie Went a Courtin' from Bruce Springsteen's album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions:

Mr Froggy went a-courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh
Mr Froggy went a-courtin' and he did ride, uh-huh
Froggy went a-courtin' and he did ride
A sword and pistol by his side, uh- huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

He went down to Miss Mousie's door, uh-huh
He went down to Miss Mousie's door, uh-huh
He went down to Miss Mousie's door
Where he had often been before, uh huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

He took Miss Mousie up on his knee, uh-huh
Said "Miss Mousie will you marry me?" uh huh
"Without my Uncle Rat's consent
I wouldn't marry the President," uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Well Uncle Rat he gave his consent, uh-huh
Hey Uncle Rat he gave his consent, uh-huh
Now Uncle Rat he gave his consent
And the weasel wrote the publishment, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Well now where will the wedding supper be? Uh-huh
Where will the wedding supper be? Uh-huh
Well where will the wedding supper be?
Way down yonder in a hollow tree, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Yeah the first come in was a flying moth, uh-huh
First come in was a flying moth, uh-huh
First come in was a flying moth
Who laid out the tablecloth, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Well the next to come in was a junie bug, uh-huh
The next to come in was a junie bug, uh-huh
Next to come in was a junie bug
She brought the whiskey in a water jug, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Next come in was a big black snake, uh-huh
Next come in was a big black snake, uh-huh
Next come in was a big black snake
Chased them all into the lake, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

Little piece of cornbread laying on a shelf, uh-huh
Little piece of cornbread laying on a shelf, uh-huh
Little piece of cornbread laying on a shelf
If you want any more, you can sing it yourself, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh

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I remember hearing this song when I was little. The Sword and Pistol title was my brother's idea because that was his name for the song when we were young.

Unframed, this painting is 14" by 20". I'm starting the original at $1,000. For prints, I'll do 14" by 20" for $150, 12" by 16" for $125 and 9" by 12" for $100.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Old Wolverine

I was doing some random sketching last night while we were watching movies. Joel said this one looks like an old Wolverine.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Keith Fimian

My Godfather, Keith Fimian, is running for congress in the 11th district of Virginia.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Greed I

Here is a preliminary sketch of greed, the third sin I'll be finishing.