Saturday, September 22, 2018


My modest collection of vintage toys includes some beloved roly poly dolls. I think their appeal, besides the colors and texture,  is that they always pop back up no matter how many times they are knocked down. From time to time I like to paint this particular toy. Many are impressed and a few say they are "creeped out"by the piece.  This makes the world go around, I guess. There's always room to learn about what others are trying to say with their reactions to art.
"Roly Poly" oil on gessobord™ {6" x 8")

Thursday, September 20, 2018


A dear friend, knowing that I collect vintage mid-century domestic appliances, generously gave me an old General Electric Iron. It is a challenging model with its space age design and complicated angles. It is quite heavy too. The women who ironed in this decade did not need to go to the gym for their many metal appliances were equivalent to lifting weights when in use.
General Elecric Iron oil on canvas paper (9" x 12")