Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Unexpected Joy.... Art Treasure/ Free Paintings

Unexpected Joy
"Unexpected Joy", 12"x12", acrylic on hardboard

This is the first of a series of paintings that I will be giving away for free. Yep, that's right, free.  The above painting was placed yesterday near Spaulding Rehab hospital in Boston, and has been claimed!

If you would like to find an art treasure, subscribe to my twitter feed or facebook page. I will give out hints and clues about the location.  Good Luck!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010


Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Music- Steve Martin and Bela Fleck

Steve Martin plays beautifully, doesn't he?
It's hard to be sad listening to banjo.  ;)

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I always think the flowers can see us, and know what we are thinking about.
-George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Art of the American Soldier

 Lerch as Desk Sergeant
Lerch as Desk Sergeant, 9x12", grease pencil on paper

I was in the Air Force. It was a short career, but also an experience that I wouldn't trade. The people I met and worked and became friends with are fantastic/wonderful/great/awesome. They continue to do great things, and I am proud of them.

A few days ago, I saw that the Constitution Center in Philadelphia was putting together a show of sorts, titled "Art of the American Soldier". And they wanted submissions.  I rifled through my sketchbook and found Lerch. I felt like I had won the lottery, and submitted the humble sketch.

Considering that I worked 12 hour shifts with my teammates, you would think that I would have more drawings of them. I'm kicking myself now because I didn't draw Red, or Collins, or Odgers, or Campbell, or Calabrese, or Weatherwax, or Horan, or Martinez-Caban....  the list goes on.  So, this little sketch actually means a lot to me.

You can see it (in the 1990's) and more like it at the link (it is a flash website, and takes a bit of time to load): Constitution Center- "Art of the American Soldier"