Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dana Point

A quick sketch on really ruff handmade paper.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cork Oak

Cork Oak leaf and acorn caps.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

When I think of Christmas and the Holidays starting with Thanksgiving I think of the blessings I have experienced. This blog and the virtual reality of the internet has been one of the biggest blessings I have received since grandchildren.
First, the opportunity to share what I love to do,
that is to create visual art,
next to meet and communicate with wonderful, kind, generous and supportive friends and
last to hone my art skills by sketching, painting and just plain working on my art every day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Coyote Hills

Look at this place. It's Coyote Hills in Orange County California. It is scheduled for development, houses, roads, a school, a strip mall and what else. There are many sides to serving the needs of a few. While I was painting this when I heard the cry of the red tailed hawk and looked up to capture it just in time to put into my painting. I painted this from behind a fence with a sign that said private property.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Ok, so I come home and turn on the computer (the old one) and it works!  IT'S WORKING!!!!!!  I have been backing up and down loading like crazy, trying to save everything. 

This is Coyote Hills.  I have painted it before only not at such a distance.  It has been raining here which has curtailed Plein Air painting.  This was done from the car.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I'm Back

I am back, a little ruffed up and worn out, but back. I will post pic's when I can. I have kept up reading your blogs while I was gone and answered when I could.

Ivy has missed her walks so much she scolded me roundly and then has not let me out of her sight since my return. I took her on a short walk but it wasn’t enough. I tell you it is really hard to walk in the house with her by my side, Sammy (the cat) in the lead and another Sam (the cat) following. They are just making sure I don’t turn up missing again. Humans get lost so easily these days.

Here is one of the sketches done on the fly at a Starbucks.

The store has put up all these Christmas decorations making it all Holiday like but it is just the coffee place where I go to get a cup of decaf and to talk with friends, get out of the house and sit somewhere warm. Maybe I will look at the decorations when they go on sale after the Holidays.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Hi everyone. I bet some of you have noticed that I have been MIA and haven't posted for awhile. Well my old computer finally passed away after a long struggle. She put up a valiant fight but in the end we said our goodbyes and now she is sitting on a shelf waiting…..for something.

I am still learning Windows 7, uploading my programs and trying to accept the fact that some of my programs are not compatible like Photoshop for instance. In other words I am not able to post pictures yet, but I am working on it. I will be gone for a week starting Dec 8th so I will report in with pictures, hopefully in a couple of weeks. Keep sketching and remember me, I will be back.

Oh, and if I don’t get a chance before hand, Merry Christmas and have a great Holiday.