Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mermaid Intervention

The Professor has finally decided that this picture is done. It is made up of old pictures that have been rejected by him from his estate then torn and reused.
Mermaid Intervention 48x48 
acrylic on collaged canvas on masonite

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Extra Credit

The Professor gives his Art History class a chance to bring their test grade up from a F to a D, or a D to a C etc. Here is the question.
Extra Credit
Due the next class
Completely and correctly written this will raise your Greek Test by one grade.
One of the architects of the Parthenon is responsible for another famous building
that is still in existence.
Who is this architect?
What is the building?
Where is it?
What was its purpose?
What major architectural innovations are found in this building?
Be Complete in your answer

 10 Tried and 2 were correct.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

White House

White House 36x24 acrylic 10-13-2010
This he began with torn canvas' culls. The rectangle in the center he painted white to rid an dark image and it became a white house with wings. Finished at school. The Professor's painting class was empty for the second time this week. He gets to paint a lot.
The studio 10-13-2010

Here is a Winged House from 1973, 72x72 acrylic, glitter and wallpaper on canvas

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

1974 was an interesting year

Self Portrait 1974
                                                         Singing Skulls 48x108 acrylic on canvas

Landscape with Skull 72x144 acrylic and glitter and dirt
collection of MFAH  This picture was in the Whitney Biannual 1974

The Professor made a lot of ceramics. This was his cactus garden behind his studio on Peveto Street
He had a good time doing them, but they have all self distructed. He liked cactus and skulls.

The Professor hopes to find this one in the archives. He does not remember the title. It has something to do with challenges and over coming difficulties. Charging into the future. ..Going to Big Bend and working it out. It's 60x144.  He did lots of large pictures. He would fill the 4 walls in the studio with 6 x 12 footers and paint them and then stretch new ones do it again. He had lots of energy. He would teach in the day at the University of St. Thomas and paint until 2 am, sleep and then go back and teach and so on..
The End 36x48 acrylic
 He found this rolled in the archive.

He had a show at the Texas Gallery when it was still on Bissonett.
He was the only Texas artist in the Texas Gallery. Three of the pictures he still has.
The big one on the right is the first large picture he painted. It is titled Caring for Oneself is Finding the Way.
The Indian in the center has been reworked a number of times and has been posted earlier. Caring is still to be uncovered in the archives.

Love Stories and other perversions 72x144
He sold this to a doctor . His twin daughters were his students at St Thomas. At their encourgement he came to the studio and saw it on the wall and bought it for $1200. Now it  is for sale at Sandy Parkerson's Gallery in Houston.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The History Lession

The Professor rolled up the large picture he calls The History Lesson and brought it to school where he hung it in the gallery so to see. Could not see it in the studio. He described its making in an earlier post. Not too bad he thought. Here is the photo.

The History Lesson 60x96 09-2010 acrylic

Sunday, October 10, 2010

He paints because that's what he does

Someone at school told The Professor that he had a self portrait in a show at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Sure enough there it was; a watercolor from 1973 of himself holding a cactus. He does not remember it, but the date and image coincide....lots of psychological angst. A wonderful patron of the
arts donated it to the museum: Eleanor Freed.

The Professor met the Doctors Frank and Dale Hill at a poetry reading by Michael Berryhill. Frank bought the first painting The Professor ever sold. He went over to their house and photographed it.
Landscape 54x52 1967 oil on canvas
This probably one of two oil paintings still existent. The rest have fallen prey to the elements. They were kept in his garage and subjected to humidity and temperature changes. He notes that the images and
stylistic manners  are still part of his work. It is circular, he cannot escape himself.
Here is one just finished and  not yet titled.
Untitled 48x60 10-09-2010 acrylic on canvas
Here is another 48x60 that he is doing. Stage 1 0ctober 4th

October 6 stage 2
It has become something else. It is called The Rockery.This had a mind of it's own and refused the first direction.The Professor believes it did not want to look like its predecessor.