THE CHICKEN HOUSE STUDIO part 2: windows (shades shut)

Studio cat Boo, in shadow, viewing the green pastoral southern scene framed from the front window of the studio.

I have a lovely pastoral view from my studio. And when I first moved in I was thrilled to have clerestory windows to boot. More natural light! But I’ve pulled all the studio window shades shut in the front room where I spend most of my time. The painting room. Why you ask?

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Design for Nedtones Vol. 2 CD album cover

images and text design on the music CD the Nedtones Vol. 2

The design for Nedtones Volume 2 is done. I’ll be posting paintings but in the mean time here is my first attempt at a GIF, and my second attempt at designing a CD album cover for original music by Ned Tennis. Read about designing Nedtones Vol. 1 here. I used Paint dot net to design … Read more

Sidetracked designing a CD cover (or not every artist is a graphic designer)

updated, official CD cover for Nedtones Vol. 1

updated, official CD cover for Nedtones Vol. 1
The official CD cover for Nedtones Vol. 1


In high school, in the days of audio vinyl, a lot of arty kids fantasized about creating cover art for rock and roll albums.

I wasn’t one of them.

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