About portfoliolongo.com

The "pick a business card" image is not too far from the truth. I'm a multi-disciplinary, liberal artist with a Ph.D. in anthropology, separate masters degrees in education and theology, and an undergraduate degree in Spanish. I've been making art for close to 50 years. I've lived and worked in six countries and seven states either teaching or applying anthropology as a research analyst or an evaluation consultant in educational reform, community and organizational development, and health care. I was once an ordained monk in a large monastic community; nowadays, I'm happily married to Ann and currently living in a small house with our dog and stuff in California's Central Valley. Make yourself at home at www.portfoliolongo.com. Look around; I've been adding stuff since October of 2013. Leave a comment or two. Let me know if I can make anything for you or have any of the digital images printed on almost anything.

Old Main

A rough, very free-hand, sketch of W&J’s Old Main on a beautiful October day in Paper 53 with an iColorama tweak and an Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro using a personal photo reference and accompanied by 1802 Cream Ale on nitro right here at the Rusty Gold Brewing in my hometown, Canonsburg, PA.  The bartender asked me if I had any prints on me for sale. I did; a little paper print of this image from this post. She bought one and put in on a shelf; see below. Awesome, eh?

Check out their logo. Maybe this is why they selected one of my truck images.

Miscellaneous Western PA Pilgrimage: Front End

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Boarding: Teachers again.

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Flight Number Whatever

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No, I’m not in your seat.

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Zero

Franco and me.

“Beginnings,” A Commissioned Digital Drawing of a Sculpture on the Campus of UC Merced

Several months ago I was commissioned to render a digital drawing of the “Beginnings” sculpture situated prominently on the UC Merced campus. The image was printed on fine paper, matted, framed, and presented as a gift. “Beginnings,” was conceived by noted American sculptor Aris Demetrios, and according to the official website “consists of two gently curving, vertical stainless steel arms, each about 40 feet high, rising from a large circular base.” (Click here for further details)

Digital image in Procreate on an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil:

Video display (effects in iColorama):

A dream about teachers

Others have had dreams; I have one too. I dream that we will always be appreciative of the men and women who defend our country and who sacrifice so much; however, I dream that we will learn how to become as appreciative if not more of the men and women who teach us and remind us of our lifelong commitment to learning and improving. I dream that it will become customary for us all to go out of our way and approach teachers with humility, hand shakes or hugs, and expressions of gratitude like, “thank you for your service!” I dream that one day teachers will walk in parades and that as they pass by, our applauding will drown out all of the marching bands.

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Guardate la bella luna

The other night, after we went to see Dunkirk, now that’s patriotism, and had a beer at the 17th St. Pub, we strolled over to Bella Luna for another beer and some great grub. On the way out Ann snapped a shot of the Bella Luna food truck out front. She’s got such a good eye! She’s always on the look out for cool things that I might draw on my iPad.

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Done mostly in Paper 53.

Side by side, free-hand, digital painting in Paper 53

When I think of Bella Luna, besides good food, drink, and atmosphere, I think of this scene from from Moonstruck. Please enjoy.