Friday, August 31, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Birds Of Paradise (and Myrmecophaga tridactyla) 30 x 40

I had originally named this for the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) that seemed to wander right into the middle of the painting, but then Madeline pointed out the birds.

Monday, August 27, 2007

A Luau For Tourists

I had posted this painting earlier, but now it's framed, and I'll take it to the Red Mug.

inspired by a Thai Mask, 24 x 36"

This painting was inspired by one of the two Thai masks I bought at the local budget shop.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Photos by Madeline

Opening Reception at the Red Mug

My reception at the Red Mug Coffee House/Art Gallery will be Saturday, Sept. 8th from 5-7pm with wine, followed by a jazz group, 'Jews and Gents' from 8-10pm.

Everyone is welcome to come by! The address is 916 Hammond Avenue in Superior, Wisconsin.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Words Of The Lagoon 30 x 40"

I loved hearing what Madeline had to say about this. Her take was quite different than mine, but one of the things I love about art is that there's no one right answer. When I was in school, I had a hard time with math, because everyone had to come up with the same answer, and had to come by it in the same way. It seems like I usually come up with a different answer than everyone else. Always have.

Comfort 30 x 40"

Yeah, I made a few changes to this painting. Nobody liked it the way it was. Now I don't care what anyone thinks, because I like it. :-)

Laughter Was The Sound Of Choice 24 x 36"

Wedding Today

What a beautiful day for a wedding! Congratulations Jason and Alyssa!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Five Fish (24 x 36") at Coho

All of the 9 paintings at Coho have a fish theme. This one hangs in the entryway.

Anne at Coho

This is my friend Anne sitting under "Crocodile Lagoon," 24x36.

New Show at Coho Cafe

I hung my new exhibit at Coho tonight, along with my friend Anne. I'm pictured here with "A Fish (A Moving Light)" and "Yukon Reds." I'm pretty excited about how the paintings look in the restaurant. I'd been so engrossed in painting that I'd begun to lose perspective as today approached. But I'm happy now and Anne described them as "spectacular," which means a lot to me coming from her.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Koi 24 x 36"

Christmas Bird (Elephant Spirit) 30 x 40"

In Liberia, just before Christmas, cattle egrets would arrive on the Atlantic coast from their summer home near the Sahara. We called them Christmas Birds. The Christmas birds liked to roost in a big tree in the lagoon. It was said that at night, crocodiles would bump the tree and knock sleeping birds into the water and eat them.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Diptych...

Five Fish 24 x 36"

Sudden joy that's like a fish, a moving light, I thought I saw it

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Triptych, revisited


When I was a kid living in Romeo, MI, my brother had a goat named Taffy. She strangled on a piece of bailing twine in the barn, and then they had her hide tanned. It was around our house, and I don't know what eventually happened to it.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Crocodile Lagoon 24 x 30"

I used to live by a lagoon that was inhabited by crocodiles. This one is swimming with salmon and goldfish. This painting is not finished yet, I just started it last night.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Our house in Liberia

Someone recently posted this picture of my old house in Liberia. It looks sadder than I remember it.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Heather came home for the weekend!

Co Op Entry, Fisherman's Picnic Parade, 2007

(back) Lino Rauzi, Kelly Rauzi, Joe Rauzi, Jeremy Lopez, Ann Ward, (front) Dillon Dechampe and Tim Young, representing the Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op in the 2007 Fisherman's Picnic parade, August 5 in Grand Marais. We had fun! We threw Emergen-C (vitamin C packets) and Fruit Leather.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Art Van

I love the way the Northwest Trading Company flag wraps around the back... Reminds me of Superman's cape.

Art Van! Back: Otter

Art Van! Voyageur Canoe

Art Van! Front: Beaver Lodge

The owners of this van work at the monument in Grand Portage, MN

Friday, August 03, 2007