Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Models From the Big Three Auto Makers

New models from the 'big three' auto makers? Not really.
These are vehicles I modeled in LightWave for a short animation I'm working on. The working title is 'All Roads Lead to God?'
You sports car buffs will recognize the classic red 1990 Ferrari Testarossa (my version). The other vehicles came from my imagination.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

People from the community filled the streets in Los Angeles to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor. The science community stated that it was their hope that this event would inspire the youth (presumably minority youth) to pursue studies that would prepare them for careers in the fields of science and space exploration. Judging from the wonder seen on the faces of young people here, that could very well happen if they can transfer their enthusiasm from the streets to the classroom. I’ve been a Trekie since Spock first grew pointed ears; I pray that our young people sieze this opportunity of a life-time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Our first Jesus En Plein Air (JEPA) Workshop for the 2012 summer season is coming to Pasadena, CA. Sign in at for details.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

His Babies Were His Bags

I saw a man who sat alone next to his stroller. He mumbled, he laughed, he frowned, he looked at all the people who steered around him. He looked at me. When he got up to leave, I carefully covered this painting with a drawing I had done last Sunday.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Wild Frontier of Venice Beach

Venice Beach, CA is a wild frontier that takes the outdoors shopping experience to unusual extremes. You don’t have to enter the shops to find out what the keeper is selling. They’ll make it known loud and clear as you pass by; like the busty young attendant wearing a lime green jumper in front of a ‘physicians clinic’ (one of many) who asked me if I needed any medical marijuana. I politely said, “No,” and kept walking. A few doors down I could have gotten any assortment of tattoos or body piercings. I kept walking. I passed Muscle Beach and saw weightlifters whose biceps were nearly as big as my waist (which I’m working on). The men lifting weights had even bigger biceps :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Preachers & Protestors in Leimert Park

Leimert Park in Los Angeles is a hub for street preachers, protestors and an assortment of individuals or groups with a message to disseminate through bull horns, signs and banners or simple 'hollar at the top of your lungs' delivery methods. At various times, you'll find Rastafari, Muslim, Christian, anti-government marchers and often live music. There are restaurants, clothing stores specializing in African attire, a cultural center, a bookstore and other shops that represent the milieu, making this a very lively place to paint. It was my turn this day to proclaim my message about Jesus.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trail to Mt. Lowe

Lake Avenue travels from South Pasadena northward to Altadena and comes to an end when it meets Loma Alta Street and the foothills. Behind these gates, which anyone can walk around, are mountain trails. Legend has it that the Marx Bro. (Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo) once owned a home here. All that remains now is a stone foundation. I’ve walked the trails many times up to Mt. Lowe, which looks out over the San Gabriel Valley and beyond to Los Angeles.