Frivolous Pursuits

Sir Winston Churchill, the great Prime Minister of England, who lead his country through WWII, when asked to cut arts funding in favor of the war effort, he simply replied, “then what are we fighting for?” Last week an artist from New Orleans wrote me the nicest comment on my recent blog called, The Gift … More Frivolous Pursuits

The “Beginning of the World”….was once in the hands of my parents

One of my favorite artist has always been Constantin Brancusi. One of the highlights from our family trip to Europe when I was 18 was seeing Brancusi’s recreated studio at Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.   It was  recreated to appear as it did at Brancusi’s death, although the Musée National d’Art Moderne’s recreation … More The “Beginning of the World”….was once in the hands of my parents

Voices from the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Vivian Louise Aunspaugh

My father passed away back in 1997 and there are times I long to hear his voice again.  He was a  wonderful story teller, which is not something I appreciated when he was alive.  Early on when it became clear to him that I was going to follow in his shoes in the arts, he … More Voices from the past: Barney Delabano interviewing Vivian Louise Aunspaugh

Studio Dogs

My wife and I have always had dogs as part of our family.  After Jill goes to bed, the dogs will follow me into the studio.  Tonight I’m in the studio and it’s 11:35 pm.  My studio seems to have an empty air about it now that all the artwork has been taken to the … More Studio Dogs

Portrait of Papa, Charles T. Bowling, and Otis Dozier

Portrait of Papa Hands down one of my all time favorite paintings and it happens to be by my Father.  It’s his painting of his “Papa”.  At one point the painting reminded me of Andrew Wyeth’s “That Gentleman,” also in the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection.  My father would have scoffed at that notion but … More Portrait of Papa, Charles T. Bowling, and Otis Dozier

It’s like having an old friend suddenly show up

I’ve been updating my website here recently and having been googling my name seeing what pops up.  Today I came across a video posted on YouTube by Texas A&M’s J. Wayne Stark Galleries about my piece “Walking Man” that they have in their collection.  It’s a delightful video where Amanda Cagle speaks at length and … More It’s like having an old friend suddenly show up