Boston Shift

I’m not sure where I’m heading, but I needed to start a larger drawing. I’ve spent loads of time researching ideas and keep coming back to the desire of drawing animals on a bit larger scale. This isn’t super large (paper dimensions: 45 mm x 61 mm), but it might get my energy flowing. TheContinue reading “Boston Shift”

Crescent moon 

   Saturday we went in search of a different snorkeling location. We had been scoping out milepost 13 to where the road moves over the rocky headland to the south. Yes, milepost 14 is a great spot, but we needed to try something different. The beach was beautiful and snorkeling sucked. After spending the dayContinue reading “Crescent moon “

Charlie

I had to start early today since the afternoon/evening will be spent in Eugene dealing with my brother (hopefully in a positive way). I’ve started working on an image of my friends dog Charlie. He is a Chihuahua/terrier cross and such a cutie. This is a breed I’ve never considered owning, but he is suchContinue reading “Charlie”

An even foot

  Another quick foot image today. It’s been forever since I’ve tackled attempting body parts. While in school, I loved life drawing class. Pulling out the big sheets of paper onto the drawing boards, sitting on the uncomfortable wooden benches, and getting covered in charcoal. I never dressed nicely while at university. Grubby pants &Continue reading “An even foot”

Bock, Bock, Bwwaaaakkkkk!

Yesterday I spent several hours working through more estate stuff. I’m trying to get things ready for the accountant. The major burden has been going through all the donations and finding ‘real market value’. Can’t we just guess? Of course, I don’t want to piss off the IRS. I’ll be happy when Thursday arrives andContinue reading “Bock, Bock, Bwwaaaakkkkk!”

Limpet and the Volcano

A Keyhole Limpet shell. They resemble little volcanoes, which is very appropriate for today. Back on Sunday morning May 18, 1980, Mount St Helens in Washington State erupted.  The entire house shook with the explosion, stronger than any sonic boom I had experienced before. We lived in Eugene,  approximately 150  miles south of the mountain. Continue reading “Limpet and the Volcano”

In the Maniere Noire style

I returned Tuesday from 4 intense days of creating art thanks to the incredible Rose Davies. She traveled from Swansea Wales (yes, from the UK!) all the way to little ol’ Idaho to introduce 6 artists to a more advanced monotype technique. The workshop was offered by Wingtip Press operated by Amy Nack in Boise.Continue reading “In the Maniere Noire style”