SEINFELD! 20 year anniversary of final episode

My AJC  published illustration for the final episode of Seinfeld in 1998  was , at the time, my biggest assignment to date (since 1980) as staff illustrator at the AJC (I still have the original watercolor) Art director at the time was the brilliant D..W. Pine (now TIME magazine art director since the early 2,000s?)

Here’s the amazing part of the story. D.W., a Seinfeld expert as well as a brilliant and super nice guy, easy to work with, advised me on each character in the painting since I had never viewed a single  episode of  Seinfeld (except 5 minute snippets in the newsroom- I didn’t have a TV and when i wasn’t in the newsroom, I was on the river or running)

72 dpiSeinfeld

Above is the original watercolor and below is D.W.”s page design

Seinfeld tearsheet

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A WRITER IN FULL: Tom Wolf 1930-2018

This caricature of Tom Wolf was published in the AJC when he was in Atlanta writing “A Man in Full”. Adieux  Tom Wolf,

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Live sketches from the Appalachian Trail (the rules have changed!)

AMICALOLA FALLS, GA. March 31, 2018- Last Friday, I took my sketch journal to a class  for thru-hikers  starting their 2,000 mile trek from Georgia to Maine. The next two days, I hiked south from Dicks Creek Gap GA, then from Winding Stair Gap N.C. and from Wallace Gap N.C. I met over forty thru hikers in 24 hours. Stay tuned for my report on what I found. (It wasn’t what I expected!)

 

 

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Adieux Zell Miller

The original watercolor caricature I painted in 1991 of Zell Miller is lost or stolen or given away as a gift years ago. But this published tearsheet and column by Tom Baxter remains in the archives of the AJC.

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FINAL NOTICE! Opening night tomorrow!

If you’re anywhere near Augusta GA tomorrow, at 5:00, you can hear a live interview of Atlanta artist Walter Cumming by the renowned artist Philip Morsberger (Oxford University, Ruskin School of drawing master). Afterwards, you can pop over to the Morris Museum and hear Bobby Jones IV (grandson of the golfer) talk.

Cumming’s talk and exhibit is free and open to the public

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Hot off my easel! (back from Quebec)

Just finished this pastel of Ireland for exhibit next week. Stay tuned!

“Kilary Fjord” (detail) 24″ x 18″, pastel on paper

“Kilary Fjord”  24″ x 18″, pastel on paper

 

 

 

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Live from Quebec. Silent snow, secret snow

Not the snow of horror short story Conrad Aiken’s but the peaceful beauty of Canadian woods in winter. I just finished this pastel for my March 8 show. I never tire of the play of tannin colored Canadian creeks framed in snow.

“Neige debut d’hiver” (detail) 20 x 16″ pastel on paper

“Neige debut d’hiver”, 20″ x 16″, pastel on paper

 

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Hot off my easel here in Québec (I’m not in Croatia now)

This pastel is a larger version of a pastel I painted last  year from a six day sea kayak trip. We had paddled down the Croatian coast and finished here in Dubrovnik. The mediterranean light was unforgettable.

“Après-midi à Dubrovnik”, 18″x 24″ pastel on paper

 

 

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Live from my Québec studio

Just finished this pastel for my March 8 solo exhibit. (based on a live sketch on a 6 day canoe trip on the Allegash River in Maine this past summer)

“Allagash morning (detail)”, 17″x 12′, pastel on paper

“Allagash morning “, 17″x 12′, pastel on paper

 

 

 

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Breaking news in Quebec!

5th century temple on Inis More Island just captured in pastel here in my Quebec studio! This pastel is based on a sketch from day 3 of a 6 day hike in Ireland this past July. This painting included in my exhibit on March 8. Stay tuned!

“Sallie at Teampall Bheanáin (detail),

“Sallie at Teampall Bheanáin ” 19″ x 24″ pastel on paper

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