Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reading Glasses

Reading Glasses
graphite on paper

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Peaches from South America

graphite on paper

I have started a new sketchbook that is just for graphite.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Pall point pen on paper

I know you have all done it. 
That is when you just see what happens as you draw lines on paper until you run out of
paper, ink or time.


Band-tailed Pigeon.
graphite on paper

While walking Ivy I found this beautiful bird, dead and a great specimen to draw.  I wished I could have spent more time with it.

Monday, February 22, 2010


This is the stuff we can't do without. I remember when I didn't take a cell phone with me, when I didn't have an alarm on my car, when I didn't have to have a pager on me at all times and when I only had a house key and a car key on my key chain. Not anymore. For any of you that have sat next to me in a meeting then you know that I will draw anything. So don't put your keys down, or your glasses or your coffee cup because you will not be able to touch it until I am through with my sketch. Because it is all about me!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Ivy Geranium
watercolor on handmade paper journal

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hiltcher walking trail

Hiltcher walking trail
Watercolor on Yupo

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Silk Floss Tree

Silk Floss Tree
Ink, watercolor on handmade paper

This is a green tree that has thorns on the trunk, deciduas and orchid like flowers twice a year. When the leaves have dropped the shape of the tree is visible. The city of Fullerton, California has planted them on both sides of Harbor Blvd. in the downtown area.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Painting with YUPO

On January 30th I took ‘The Painting on Yupo’ class from Kevin Davidson. I have painted on this plastic paper for a while now and have developed my own way of achieving the goal of getting the subject to look acceptable. It is always difficult to change habits but one just has to try. Kevin's paintings are fresh with brilliant clean color and I enjoyed seeing him paint with this unusual medium. 
Here is the Yupo class study with Kevin Davidson.  Visit his site for a wonderful visual experience.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Missing but not forgotten.

Ok, I have been missing but not forgotten. What a delight you all are!!! You have continued to care about me and check in to see what I have been doing. I have received so many emails wanting to know what has happened and where did I go? Well I just had this big project to do and it took every bit of energy and time I had to give. I have finished successfully and now I can get back to my real life. That is walking Ivy, gardening and being compulsively artistic. I will post my past drawings and paintings as I get back to posting but for now I am going to take this time while I am sitting in front of the TV listening to the Olympics and visiting your wonderful inspirational blogs.