Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm sorry I can't be a Vegetarian.

As I was driving from an area where I was taking pictures of shrimp boats, I notice this building with  this nice lettering covering the walls .  I made a u-turn,  and pulled in the parking lot.  When I got out the car I came across a man.   I asked him was he the owner, he said no.  He pointed at the door and said the owner was inside.  I went inside asked could I take photos of the outside of  building,  he said yes.  I started taking pictures, as I did, the guy from earlier walked over to a smoker and started adding wood to it.  I've always been fascinated with large smokers (grills), my uncle in Thomaston always grilled.   I could remember the taste of the meat, it had a smoky flavor that I was in love with.  I asked the guy could I take photos of him managing the fire, he said sure.  I took a couple and said thanks as I walk off he said,  I'm about to put the meat in, do you want photos of that ?  Inside my head I was like, "Hell Yeah !!".   My mouth was watering the entire time.  These are some of the photos from that encounter, and to that young man, who's name is Fuzzy, I say thanks.

Friday, January 30, 2009

"New to the collection.

Here's a photo of mother and child, I got it from a Antique Shop.  They are hard to come by.  Be on the look out for this image in one of my paintings.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Where's the BEEF !!!!!!!!"

Wait a minute. I thought this blog was about beef.  Here I am looking for sausages, franks, steaks, ground round, etc., etc..  All I see is this Chocolate Truffle Tart and this Chocolate Cinnamon Cream Pie, yummmmmmmmmmy !!  Man, I sure wouldn't mind sinking my teeth into that Fried Bittersweet Chocolate Bread.
 You know this blog may not be that bad after all.  Thanks Uncle !!!

Speaking of blogs, be on the look out for,"The Barkley Chronicles"  (The life of a Boston Terrier, who's never been to Boston.)

Monday, January 26, 2009

"Yams" & "Valedictorian"

Here's two new photographs.  I haven't decided yet how many editions I will do but they will be available in two different sizes (8 x 10, 16 x 20 inches).   

Friday, January 23, 2009

"Wild West series"

Here's a new painting called "Horse Thief".  Just my way of showing the black cowboys of the west.  I feel a new series coming on.  Maybe a Sheriff next ?!?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Tasty Treats"

While I was in Paris, snacking on Macaroons became my addiction.  I don't know what it was, maybe it was the beautiful colors.  Or could it be they just taste damn good !?! (yeah, that's it)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today an important event took place, but let's not forget what it took for that to happen.  In order for there to be any gain, there must be a sacrifice.  Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King. 

Paris's Cafes & Bakeries (continued)

Paris's Cafes & Bakeries

Here are a few of the places I had a chance to experience the foods.  I tried things I would've never eaten in America.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Statues (part 2)

Paris as I saw it, (The Statues) part 1

Paris was nice.  I'm going to to be posting  some pictures. Keep in mind I was there for a solo show with Galarie Nordine Zidoun (four days).  So I didn't get to see as much as I would've liked.  I was very impressed with the Architecture.  The buildings were breathtaking and the statues were amazing.  Here's a few.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Southern Fried in Paris"

Well I'm off to Paris for my solo debut, wish a brother good luck.  When I get back, I'm sure I will be posting a lot of pictures.  So be on the look out.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Wooden Purse"

Every now and then I paint on these wooden purses or cigar boxes.  I like painting them and think I need to paint them more often.  Here's one name "Bit-O-Honey".  It's already sold, but it was one of my favorites.  

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Black Pepper"

Here's a painting that will be in a small museum show here in Savannah, GA.  The show is February 8 at the Beach Institute.  This is one of my "What If" paintings.  Every time I look at the Morton Salt box I wonder if there were a black pepper box, what would it look like? So this is one of a few versions I've painted.  Who knows maybe I'll get that call from Morton (smile).  The painting is 36 x 24 inches on canvas.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Get Familiar !!!!!!

                      Bert Williams (November 12, 1875 - March 4, 1922)

Egbert Austin Williams, was the pre-eminent Black Entertainer of his era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time.  He was by far the best -selling black recording artist before 1920.

Williams was a key figure in the development of African American music.  In an age when racial inequality and stereotyping were an accepted part of life, he became the first black American to take a lead role on the Broadway stage, and did much to push back racial barriers during his career.  Fellow vaudevillian W.C. Fields, who appeared in productions with williams, described him as "the funniest man I ever saw-and the saddest man I ever knew".

Williams was born in Sweetes, Antigua, and at the age of 10 was brought to New York City by his parents.  From New York City the family moved to Riverside, California, where Williams graduated from Riverside High School.  He later went to San Francisco, intending to study to be a civil engineer, but instead joined a minstrel company known as "The Mastoden Minstrels", which played the lumber and mining camps of California.  In 1893, in San Francisco he formed the team of Williams and Walker, his partner being equally celebrated straight man George Walker.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Well I'll be Doggone ..........

At first I was going to write about the unconditional love of a dog.  I was going to go on and on about the perks of having a dog and how they become some what family to us.  But I think for now I just going to show the beauty of them. 

P.S.  Does anyone have any dog treats on them ??