Saturday, December 16, 2017

Doodle Series 3275

Picture of the Day
Doodle Series 3275
Ink on lined paper
affixed to 1939 London Times

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Doodles While Watching The Game

Picture of the Day
Doodles while watching the Game

Just because. 
Ink on paper.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Own a Van Gogh for Under $200

"Blue Van Gogh" 13"x 16" Acrylic on paper
Yesterday I had lunch with a friend who said he and his wife had just returned from a whirlwind vacation in Washington D.C.  The weather was perfect -- sunny and 70's -- for strolling about the expansive Washington Mall that spreads from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. It's impossible to see everything in the two days they had for sightseeing, but they enjoyed everything they were able to leisurely take in, including lunch in the Sculpture Garden and what they had time for in the National Gallery.

My friend was thrilled to share how he saw Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait" there. I noted that Van Gogh painted nearly three dozen self-portraits, but that yes, this was a fine one. (See: Awed by Two Van Gogh Paintings in the National Gallery.) He then said that when he got home he looked into the price of that painting and saw that it was $73 million dollars.

He brought it up because he owns a print of my Blue Van Gogh portrait, which went to look at as soon as he got home from D.C.  I re-assured him that mine would never be worth that kind of money, but he thought that maybe if I cut off my ear it might be worth more some day.

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Blue Van Gogh 
The Original painting, acrylic on paper, 13” x 16”; $1952.00
Limited edition (set ot 50) giclee prints: $150 plus S&H
Produced at CPL Imaging, the region's most recognized name for Art Prints and Reproductions.
For more information, send me a note at ennyman3 (at) gmail.com

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Meantime, art goes on all around you. Engage it.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Another Dylanesque Caricature

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Another Dylanesque Caricature
Pigment and paint on 1938 London Times

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Clown Behind the Broken Mirror

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Clown Behind the Broken Mirror
In keeping with an ongoing Dylan theme.
Acrylic on panel

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Man with a Heart on the Wrong Side of His Chest

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Man with a Heart
On the Wrong Side of His Chest
12"x 24", acrylic and latex on panel

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What Grief Feels Like

Picture of the Day
What Grief Feels Like
(Pain and Sorrow)
Acrylic, latex on cardboard, 20"x 16"

Monday, July 31, 2017

That Painting in the Attic

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That Painting in the Attic

Mixed media experiment with new processes.

Get into something good.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Woman in the Cave

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Woman in the Cave
Ink on page of 1938 London Times
8"x 7"

I love the manner in which it appears the woman is 
inside the cave and that the opening is further back.
Though it is only a two-dimensional surface, her face 
seems nearer than the open sky behind her.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Intuitive Deliberation

Picture of the Day
Intuitive Deliberation
Ink on page of 1938 London Times,
created while speaking on speakerphone 
this morning with my brother Robert.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Untitled Doodle 7-17

Picture of the Day
A Doodle
Blue ink on unlined paper
4.25"x 4.5"
EdNote: Th colored square is not connected to the drawing. 
The drawing itself is on paper with printing on the back.

This week someone sent me an article about the benefits of doodling. Scientists studied patterns of blood flow in the brain when people engaged in various activities. Artists already know that creative expression is rewarding, but science has begun to recognize that there are other benefits. After making art people are better problem solvers. Doodling is especially potent. Here's a link to the full story

20 years ago I conceived of a project that I called Dandy Yankee Doodles in which I had hoped to collect doodles from famous people and turn them into art cards or print them on T-shirts to sell and raise money for needy kids. This was before the days of the Internet and I used a resource from the library to find addresses. Mortimer Adler's secretary wrote to say Mr. Adler did not doodle. An assistant for Julie Andrews sent me a standard publicity still of the former Mary Poppins. But Annie Dillard sent me a real doodle. It was fun to receive. You can see it here on my original website.

Would you like to buy my doodle?
$10 will be set aside for charity. $1 for S&H
It's one of a kind!

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ennyman AT northlc.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bob the Rolling Thunder Wonder Boy in White Face

Picture of the Day
Bob the Rolling Thunder
Wonder Boy in White Face
Acrylic on panel, 18"x 24"
Based on a photo of Dylan from his 
Rolling Thunder Revue days 

DETAIL (Below)

What I find especially interesting is doing a painting of someone who has
so obviously painted his face, as Dylan would do during the 
Rolling Thunder Revue.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Heavens

Picture of the Day
The Heavens
Mixed Media
Includes the Mars-Venus Conundrum and Magritte's Le Pipe
and a promise that the Future Is Inevitable.
35"x 23"
(Click to Enlarge)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

From Whence Comes The Power?

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From Whence Comes The Power?

Mixed media on 1939 London Times

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Your Move

Picture of the Day
Your Move
Acrylic/latex on panel, 24"x 36"

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Four Images Inside the Beltway: Windows 2017 Midseason Sale

I love the effect of windows reflections while simultaneously revealing scenes on the other side of the glass. These are from my trip through D.C. & Maryland earlier this spring.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Picture of the Day: Mingus

Picture of the Day
36"x 24"
Acrylic and latex on panel
or Best Reasonable Offer
Includes S&H
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This painting can be currently viewed in person at the Armory Annex. 
The painting is an interpretation of this photograph of this 
influential jazz musician.

The Official Charles Mingus Website is


Friday, April 7, 2017


Picture of the Day
Mixed media, 24"x 36"

In my art, whatever the medium, my aim is often to convey an emotion
and to make a human connection with my viewer.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

After the Hard Rain

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After the Hard Rain
Apparition of Dylan Over the Ruins of Civilization

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Politico

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A Politico
Ink, pastels on 1938 London Times

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