Monthly Archives: September 2011

Personal Accountability Then and Now

Personal Accountability Βοᾷ διοίγειν κλῇθρα καὶ δηλοῦν τινα τοῖς πᾶσι Καδμείοισι τὸν πατροκτόνον, τὸν μητρὸς, αὐδῶν ἀνόσι’ οὐδὲ ῥητά μοι, ὡς ἐκ χθονὸς ῥίψων ἑαυτόν, οὐδ’ ἔτι μενῶν δόμοις ἀραῖος ὡς ἠράσατο. He howls for someone to open the bolts … Continue reading

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YEAR OF THE DRAGON

DATA and CAST Year of the Dragon (1985) is High Noon (1952) in Chinese drag — sort of.  The town is not out West somewhere on the American frontier but New York’s Chinatown in the eighties. The new marshal in … Continue reading

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Lien Hua

This gorgeous charmer by name Lien Hua was a lot of fun getting to know and paint. Not least difficult here was getting her exquisite dress right!

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Correspondence

Quamquam ad te cras venio, tamen tam amicis tamque iu- cundis litteris tuis, tam denique elegantibus nihil, ne hoc quidem tantulum, rescribere non sustineo, mi Fronto carissime. Sed quid ego prius amem? pro quo prius habeam gratiam? I know I’m … Continue reading

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Beauty Study

Watercolor was never my artistic forte, but I did try! First I did a kind of ‘values’ study of this beauty … … and then a more appealing version roughly based on complementary colors. Not too bad, really!

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Fish Gotta Swim

I even tried airbrush a few times — but was never that good with it. Still, this one didn’t turn out too bad …

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THE DEADLY AFFAIR

DATA and CAST Based on the 1961 novel Call for the Dead by John Le Carré, The Deadly Affair is freighted with all the byzantine plot reticulations that one has come to expect from Le Carré.  Set at the heated … Continue reading

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