Studio View

This is what it looks like when you stand in the middle of the room and spin around. You're lucky today - not so much of a mess lately...you can see the floor!

Match Show

Portrait of Kristina | 16x20 | Acrylic and Ink

After Kristina was part of the Hundreds Show at the Lincoln Arts Project Gallery, we decided to take part in an upcoming exhibition they were going to have there called 'Match: Artist Couples'.

Yeah - we know - kind of hokey but we thought it would be an interesting project to do. My past student and now our friend Pat Falco runs the gallery and very proud of what he has been able to accomplish with it. In part, we thought it would be good to help support his work there.

This is my portrait of her in her studio with the painting smock she always adorns when she's working in front of a love of hers, books.

The local alternative weekly paper the Boston Dig ran a story and interview with us along with some of the other artists in the show.

Reception: Friday, February 10

The Lincoln Arts Project (LAP) Gallery 289 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453

Show Dates: February 8 - March 10

Kristina working on her portrait of me for the show. Photo: Scott Bakal

....and here is Kristina's portrait of me! Awesome job!

Portrait of Scott | 16x20 | Oil

New Year's Eve Photoshoot

This was taken in Kristina's studio while she's working on reference shots of me she took this morning. We're both working on portraits of one another for a show in February. I don't know what she's up to but I need to start thinking about mine. The show is called 'Artist Couples' and our paintings of each other will hang side by side. Opening at the Lincoln Arts Project in Waltham.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year!

Hello (Again) to the Internets

The last year, I've been talking a big talk about rebuilding a new website. The old one did its job for many years but had some seriously old coding ideas. It looked like crap on any phone or tablet, errors everywhere, design flaws...it was hurtin'. It actually actually used frames which will give you an idea of what kind of shape it was in. It's okay, I know. You can go ahead and giggle. I'll wait. :o| I spent the last two weeks pretty much 24/7 learning CSS and figuring out new coding I've never seen before. I got to the point of knowing html pretty well messing with it since 1999, but after two or three days going headlong into decoding websites and figuring out which code does what in a hunt-and-peck method, I realized how much CSS really rocks. With that, using a base like Wordpress was wonderful.

So here it is - a new website and a new blog! It's not a fancy design but clean and easy.

Footprint | Wall Street Journal

There are folks that might be interested in the information on my old Blogger blog which ran from 2007 to 2011. You can view the last four years at this link. I was hoping to migrate it all over here but with some tests I found text very easy to bring over but bringing images over is next to impossible and rather messy. If I find a clean and easy way to do this, I will.