Monday, May 19, 2008


This is a water color I painted while we were taking sailing lessons in Oxnard, Ca. The fishing boat on the left shows the Captain waiting for his crew and the day's fishing.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mt. Shasta

This is an acrylic painting of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. It is the second highest peak in California. The painting was done form property we had at the time that was 35 miles across the valley form the mountain. This painting was created about 24 years ago. This picture is on the inside Fly page of our Book, Yreka. Am Images of America pictorial history

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Design Fantasy

This design started with the largest of the shaded purple edges.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Design Fantasy

Changing gears- Through my drawing/art history I have often sat down with pencil and paper and started by just making a line and seeing where the drawing takes me. I guess this is drawing on the right side of the brain. My high interest in anatomy, science, dreams, and mechanics often slip into these designs. My major direction when I'm doing these works is design, composition, and often color. Sometimes they are very dream like other times they can be quite mechanical in nature. What they mean I'm not sure. I don't worry or think heavily about that while I'm working. I'll leave that up to you.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico sketch circa 1974

Friday, May 2, 2008

San Maguel de Allende courtyard

This courtyard was in the town on the high plateau. It has great architecture and at the time I was there was a true Mexican village. A splendid place with splendid people. Their celebration of Easter was amazing.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Transparent Essence Called Life

A favorite drawing! All artists have favorite drawings or works that they have done. This is on of mine. It was drawn in San Miguel de Allande in the early 70’s. It is of a Bougainvillea. It was early morning and the sun was shinning through this magnificent bush. The sun made part of the flower glow with transparency. To me this drawing captures the transparency that is life itself. The living force the thing we call life is very transparent. When it is gone, that what remains is just physical stuff. The smile, the twinkle that little movement has faded to the invisible. The energy of the sun passes through life and sets it aglow. It is at this time that we can witness and experience the transparency we call life.