Friday, August 19, 2016

Bouquet Painting

"Flower Bouquet I," oil on canvas, 24" x 30", 2016

Started this painting yesterday and had a great time painting yesterday and today.  Picked up a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe's. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016


David from a portrait workshop today.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The ladies of the beach house

 Last May my sister rented a great beach house in Santa Monica and I drew a few of the guests.  Unfortunately, not my sister.  But it was super fun drawing these ladies.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A brand new biz

I have started a new business adventure.  I am calling it "Portraits for Modern People".  It will be all things portraits but initially I am focusing on the part of the business where I do live drawing at events.  Weddings, Parties, etc.  The website address is: and I am sharing a few pics from the last wedding I sketched at.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

woods outside a condo in Flagstaff

made with crayon on computer paper
Our friends invited us to stay with them for a night at their condo in Flagstaff.  Here was the view out of the dining room window.   Really beautiful trees (right next to a golf course).

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Went to Boyce Thompson Arboretum, a desert botanical garden that I hadn't ever been to.  It's a ways out of Phoenix but definitely worth it.  Sketched some and took pictures of their plants for sale.  Here's a sketch, here's a watercolor from the experience.

some sketches at tennis lessons

I am starting to do more sketching around so I will probably begin posting more or them.

Arizona Primary Lines

So I voted in the Primary in Phoenix on March 22.   It turned out to be a giant fiasco for voting but worked out for me because I brought my sketchbook.  I could tell the line was going to be long and with a lot of people standing around I thought it would be a perfect time to sketch people.  It turns out there was a lot of time to sketch people, 3 1/2 hours to be exact.  Through a friend of a friend the drawings I made were published in the AZ Republic, and then again today on the website Frank 151.  Here are the links:

Link to Frank151 article
Link to Arizona Republic article

Thursday, March 24, 2016


just got a new pen set when I made this.  I drew one of Hillary too but it didn't quite capture her as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Inglorious Arizona

I made an illustration for an Arizona Republic Story about Arizona Rangers.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Green Still Life (Pineapple)

"Pineapple, (Green Still Life)," oil on canvas, 24" x 30", 2015.

Monday, May 04, 2015


On a flower kick!
"Sunflowers, 2," pastel on primed paper, 9" x 12", 2015.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


"Sunflowers, 1," pastel on primed paper, 18" 24",  2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Papago Mountains 2

"Papago Mountains, 2," oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2015.