Friday, September 15, 2006

A New & Old Piece

(These are new Phil Psilos photos)

This is a brand new painting done over the last 2 nights. It is similar to a painting by Jean Dubuffet that I noticed in a 1961 Revue XXe Sicele. I really enjoyed making it and teaching myself some new techniques. No name yet. I'll try to get a better photo of it. It's probably not finished.

Acrylic on watercolor paper.

This one is new-old. This started, like much of my work, with some lines on the page. Suddenly I saw something there and went with it. It sat around for a couple of months until I saw what to do next. It's called "Lee Miller's Ear". Lee was, in my opinion, May Ray's most beautiful model and that is saying something! As was often the case, Man Ray and Lee became lovers.

Lee was a great photographer in her own right and the wife of Roland Penrose. For more info on Lee try Wikipedia.

Acyrics, pen and Outer Banks sand on paper.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


For my Nov-Dec show I'm planning on displaying political, depression-related and music-related pieces. This is a simple piece of Sonny Rollins from a Blue Note session (I forget the date). Not perfect but I'm getting better at the realism thing.

Pencil and charcoal on watercolor paper.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

First Show...

...was last night at Archer Graphics in Carrboro, NC. It was a fun night,lots of anti-Bush art and protests and my 2 pieces seemed to go over well.

In celebration I'm going to post a photo of guitarist Steve Kimock taken in Falls Church, Va a couple of years ago.

Digital photo manipulated.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I am more and more sure that the problems we have in the US and the world are because of very simple issues: nationalism, religion, race, class, selfishness, shortsightedness. In the US I believe Madison Avenue has significant control over people's lives. We buy too much, we waste too much, we drive too much, we watch too much TV, we move too fast never slowing to see where we're going. This painting is about that concern. Titled "Nothing Sacred".

Mixed media, acrylics, and collage on a discarded cabinet door.