Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
These two trees are like many that were located in this Oregon coast campground. There have often been floods in the area. This last winter this area was covered with 8' to 10" of water during a flood. You can see how the soil has been washed away many times exposing the root structure. However these tree continue to hang on.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Deer Camp is a series of camping sites near Tenent, CA where a group of friends have been hunting since the 1950's. The main event of this outing is pot luck dinner that usually take place near the end of the season. Often there are over 50 friends that gather for this event.
Friday, August 15, 2008
This sketch is from the camp ground that is just 1 hour from our home. It is on the Scott River. This is on the edge of a large wilderness area in Northern California. The last time we were there we heard a Mountain Lion just outside our trailer. It was doing that deep groweling sound that cats do when there are communication to another cat that "this is my area". It was quite exciting!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
This Oak tree and Pine tree must have started out with their seeds very close together. When this drawing was done it looked like the two bases of the trees were growing out of the same spot. If you look close at the drawing you will see how the trees twisted around and within each other as they grew. It reminded me of some married couples who seem so different yet get along so well.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This image is from my water color sketch book. This is a new approach to the sketching. And I'm pleased with the results. The thing I especially like is the expressiveness of the background. Plants can't move around, however they expand into the space around themselves. To me they are eternally reaching and searching.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I created this drawing some years ago. I never dated it at the time. I also had several ideas for a title at the time, but nothing seemed to stick. Over the years I have turned to it many times and tried different titles, however never settling on something. Just the other day I looked at it again. Power Corrupts stuck. So I have borrowed form Shakespeare. His statement goes something like this, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". Somethings never change.