Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sequence, Hallway (Ghosts of Hanley House)

2013, ink, watercolor on Japanese paper scroll, each image @8x10in.

Monster carrying woman, handmade linocut card

2014, linocut with watercolor on card stock. Available here.

A Few Words

So I'm a painter, living and working in Brooklyn since 1991. There are links to more work on the right. A few years ago I started this blog just to take part in Countdown to Halloween. Since I work with imagery from B movies in the public domain, sometimes I post work here that I've already made that fits the seasonal bill. But it's more fun to post work that I make specifically to share here, as with most of what I'm posting this year. It takes me back to my days as a kid in Toledo, watching Detroit monster movie host Sir Graves Ghastly in the basement, drawing epic monster battles on reams and reams of newsprint paper. I work mostly in the same style I use for my paintings, smudged and scraped and painterly, and sometimes I use random pictures from movies, sometimes I pick them more carefully. Generally I like the quiet moments, and the weird, and the funny. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy what you see here. Happy Halloween....

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Countdown to Halloween 2014

Caramel Apple Day is happy to take part again this year, so keep your eyes peeled.

John Rozum's way cool cut paper creature, above, is the link to the countdown page, where you'll find all kinds of great Halloween funtime sites.

Friday, October 25, 2013


In the Middle of the Night (2013), acrylic and charcoal on paper, 50x52in.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thrift store photo

Found this anonymous old photograph in a thrift store on the LES about fifteen years ago.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Countdown to Halloween 2013

Looking forward to a fun and spooky month -- Happy Halloween!

Looking for a ghost in the hallway, 2013, charcoal, 11x15in.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One more, a dollar short, a day late

This is a little two tone drawing done with design brush markers; the image is from a novelization of the Bride of Frankenstein I had as a kid, which was chock full of shots from the movie, and written by some guy whose pseudoynm was Carl Dreadstone.  I had the Werewolf of London one, too, and I remember doing book reports on both. 

So I had planned to post more drawings like the above this year, but Sandy threw my plans off.  I was lucky, my family and I were not affected by Sandy -- we were very fortunate to never lose power, and we're on high ground in Brooklyn, near the park. We even ended up having a good Halloween, with trick or treating going on in our neighborhood.  So we count ourselves lucky in so many ways, and doing what we can to help our fellow New Yorkers get through this.  Hope you and yours had a good Halloween, and we'll see you next year.  You can keep up with my work year round using the links on the right, especially on Triple Apple Day and in my Picasa web albums. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012