I have made a New Year resolution to update this site with more diligence than I have in the past and have decided to start with my blog.
First, for those who log on regularly, I have about 7 or 8 new pieces which I have been remiss about posting. When I look at my visitor stats, I see several people who have been looking at my work regularly and I have been a sorry excuse at keeping new work coming to my site. Little wonder you have lost interest. While I continue to produce new work, and have often been tempted to contact those in Reston, Va. and some other places personally, I have not done so because I loathe unsolicited e-mail and I assume you do too. Nonetheless, I appreciate your continued interest.
My first effort will be to keep my blog updated. Over a year ago I posted a blog about my attitude toward "artists and the wealthy". I was called to task by an obviously young and naive woman who accused me of being "mean-spirited" for suggesting that art is a non-essential luxury and as such, artists should value the wealthy in that poor folks never purchase $1000 dollar paintings. So in my next blog, I posted some boring crap about color. I will no longer back off or appologise about my attitudes regarding the relationship between art and culture, and if those attitudes happen to offend you then I hope you're deeply offended.
Allow me to start with a GREAT quote : "Artists have always pushed the boundries of curtural acceptance...but when pushing those boundries becomes the artist's primary focus, the result is bad art."
Arley G. Blankenship