Monday, January 25, 2010


Today's painting still drying ........

Thursday, January 14, 2010


A new painting for the "red light " series .Two drinkin' buddies on their way to "the house"typically French isn't it !??

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Cheri-bibi i declare you.......
Guilty ........ FATALITAS !!!!

This new painting was inspired by:" The adventures of Cheri-bibi"Created & Written by: Gaston Leroux (1868-1927)"father" of Rouletabille, Erik (a.k.a. The Phantom of the Opera), and Balaoo.
Cheri-Bibi is the nickname of a young butcher's apprentice gifted with extraordinary strength. In the first novel, Cheri-Bibi is framed for the murder of his boss, Mr. Bourrelier, who is also the father of his fiancée, the beautiful Cecily. The hapless hero is sent to Devil's Island while Cecily marries Maxime du Touchais. With the help of fellow convict La Ficelle, Cheri-Bibi takes over the prison ship. Later, they come across Maxime, whose yacht was shipwrecked. Thanks to Dr. Kanak, a prodigious surgeon, Cheri-Bibi literally swaps faces with the dead Maxime and hopes to start a new life in France. However, fatality strikes when Cheri-Bibi (who now looks like Maxime) discovers upon his return that Maxime was the real murderer! So he now wears the face of the assassin for whose crime he was convicted! He is caught and sent back to Devil's Island.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Monsieur le baron.......
Sgt. Pinot a regular ........
La grande Zoe.....

First post of the new decade, hopping for many more .I've decided to regroup under the "red light "banner,drawings and paintings inspired by the early 20th century brothels .Bordellos were perhaps the only place where all classes of the society were mixing ,willingly or not.It might have been an interesting place to "study characters"for sure as so many artists in the past, seem to have been inspired by such places.