Keystone 109D Projector

55"x44" oil on canvas ••• I may have shown you an easel shot of this piece earlier, but now I have a final photo and detail shots, so... woohoo. This piece, along with several other paintings of projectors, were to be in my solo show last year christening Laemmle Theatre's brand new Glendale theater. A theater, I later discovered, too small to hang large paintings like this one in. To say I was bummed out would be putting it mildly, but The Spousal Unit immediately grabbed the piece (very, very carefully) and hung it in our front room. And thus The Woman Who Rules My Life was happy. And you know how my universe works: If She is happy, I'm happy. Laemmle was wonderful enough to give me another show at their larger Pasadena theater and I am very happy to say that this large piece crowned my show.

Posted August 21, 2019

Adventurer 620


6"x4" oil on panel ••• (As promised, here is the second piece from my email twofer.) Today's admission: I have painted a boatload of camera paintings because I have a boatload of cameras. Ahem, let's talk about something else. Here is a not-too-interesting factoid: We do not have TV in our house. I mean, we have television sets, just no piped in channels. Years ago, due to a technical snafu, we had to disconnect our television service. When I went to reconnect, The Spousal Unit promptly stated, "Don't do it for me, I don't want it." That was all I needed to hear. TV was killing me. I used to enjoy watching the news, but viewing those putative news channels with their ubiquitous panels of punditry gave me high blood pressure. Watching a panel of experts senselessly attack each other made my heart thump so hard I thought it was going to jump out of my chest. And how do those opiners know everything about everything? I agree with the French writer Paul Valery when he described opinions as "products of intellectual flatulence" that "relieve the man giving vent to them, but pollute the intellectual air of others." • So, to avoid me being gassed out of my mind or having a heart attack, we do not have TV. (Every husband reading this is saying to themselves, "You keep telling yourself that, buddy. But we all know the real reason is that your wife didn't want it." And... well... hmm... they would be right).

Posted August 16, 2019

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Bilora Boy Camera Brown

6"x4" oil on panel ••• This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted August 6, 2019

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Plaid Chuck



12"x18" oil on canvas ••• I seem to be running out of Chucks to paint. The Logans only have 2,362 pairs of them, so I think it might be time to acquire more. Oh, the sacrifices an artist must make.

Posted July 28, 2019

Adventurer 620 Camera



20"x16" oil on canvas One of the bazzillion cameras that reside in my studio.

Posted July 22, 2019


Mickey Mouse Projector




46"x46" oil on canvas It took me a while to obtain one of these Mickey Mouse projectors. (And yes, I procured it legally.) When you look at this great little projector you would think that I jumped right in and painted this piece. Actually, it took quite some time before I felt that I was ready to paint it. I may not neatly fit into the made-up stereotypical overly sensitive dissociated moody artist mold, except in this one aspect: If I don't feel like painting something, I don't paint it. By the way, my being a surly curmudgeon has nothing to do with me being an artist. Over the course of at least a year, I would pull this toy out, place it on our dining room table and just stare at it. Late one night while I was in one of my trances looking at it, I sensed somebody watching me. It was my father-in-law who was staying with us at the time. I really like my father-in-law. He is a quiet man who only talks when it is necessary or he knows it will be funny. I respect and admire a human who can practice such restraint. Few people can. Anyway, he just stood there looking at me, not saying a word. Lord knows what he was thinking, but one thing I do know: He did not think I was going nuts. How do I know this? Well, I am pretty sure he knew I was already crazy before I married his daughter.

Posted July 15, 2019



Albert Einstein

46"x46" oil on canvas It is time to pummel you with paintings that were in my show at George Billis Gallery. This Albert Einstein is the only portrait included in the show and—coming in at almost 4'x4'—he is one big wall of goo. Moving on... It is not uncommon in the Clan Logan that a child comes along who is speech delayed. (I was one of those towheaded brats that just sat there looking at you as your joke died on the floor.) Sometimes this makes people panic. My late father's oh-so eloquent response to the panic was this, "The problem isn't getting them to talk, it's getting them to shut up once they've started talking." Aah, now that is sheer poetry. (By the way, we are far from a politically correct clan.)

Posted June 26, 2019


 

My WARDS Trim Saw



16"x24" oil on canvas  (As promised, here is the second piece from my email twofer.) "This was a flagship piece at my solo show last March at George Billis Gallery.

Posted June 15, 2019



Ongoing Show

Dancing Colors
Paintings by Nancy R Wise and Raymond Logan
Show runs through June 19, 2019
Art in the Arthouse, Laemmle Theatres, Pasadena 673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 / 310-478-3836
www.laemmle.com/theaters/6](http://www.laemmle.com/theaters/6

Sparkling Mike Robot




6"x4" oil on panel  (As promised, here is the second piece from my email twofer.) "Don't start collecting tin toy robots... Don't start collecting tin toy robots... Don't start collecting tin toy robots." That is the mantra I repeat whenever I come across one of these wonderful little metal men. As The Spousal Unit will gladly inform you—or anybody else who happens to be walking by—the mantra, in her opinion, does not work. In my rather weak defense, I will say that I do not have many robots residing in the studio. (Please do not ask me for my definition of "many." As a matter of fact, let's just move on.) As far as collecting little plastic dinosaurs (see below), no worries there. I pilfered those two from Spawn Number Two. Why collect when you can steal from your child's already insanely large collection? ••• As the following list of mayhem illustrates, it is a busy time for me. All society should recognize that it is best to keep the artistic ilk occupied, you do not want them wandering around asking innocent bystanders where they can get their grubby little hands on some cheap turpentine.

Posted May 23, 2019

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Ongoing Show

Dancing Colors
Paintings by Nancy R Wise and Raymond Logan
Show runs through June 19, 2019
Art in the Arthouse, Laemmle Theatres, Pasadena 673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 / 310-478-3836
www.laemmle.com/theaters/6](http://www.laemmle.com/theaters/6

Jarritos Dinosaurs



6"x4" oil on panel This was another twofer email, so I will post the text from my email in the next blog post. If you wish to subscribe to my emails, just click on either of the two Sign Up! buttons on this blog. My emails are a little more inclusive and they usually contain detail shots that I do not post here on the blog. My subscribers are very important to me, so I throw in a little extra.

Posted May 20, 2019

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Raymond in Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills Art Show is this weekend! Space #139

10 am to 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

(And yes, The Spousal Unit will be there—She promised.)


www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/beverlyhillsartshow

Maurice's Olive Oil



6"x4" oil on panel Every now and then, our friend Maurice (pronounced Morris) slips us a little bottle of his special olive oil. Maurice is a Irishman who thinks he's Italian and says that the word "Feck!" does not really mean what we Americans think it means. Funny, whenever he yells it, I could swear it means exactly what we Americans think it means.

Posted April 29, 2019

Strawberry Candy



6"x4" oil on panel My nuclear family unit sometimes referred to as Clan Logan is not very particular in its food consumption habits. Even something that is still moving risks being eaten and the "Five Second Rule" is often substituted by the more caveman-like "Is Anybody Looking? Rule." It should be no surprise that, in a household where Fritos actually qualify as a "Vegetable," there should be a fair flow of candy. The upside of this dietetic fiasco is that I sometimes come across candy that I want to paint. Such was the case when I found another one of these cool looking strawberry candies. This one, oddly enough, stands on end. All in all, it was a very cooperative model, until it fell on the floor and I ate it.

Posted April 22, 2019

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Smiley



16"x24" oil on canvas Yes, I actually own a smiley faced pencil sharpener. Like so many things created by humans, it is kinda sorta neato and kinda sorta stupid all at the same time.

Posted April 12, 2019


 
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