Friday, December 12, 2014

aviary watercolors

My favorite place to go paint at right now is the aviary at the zoo.  Particularly the area where people can walk in among the birds.  I have been drawing there for awhile but I have now decided to begin painting there and currently, I guess I am into watercoloring.  Ideally I can transfer these sketches into larger paintings but for now I will just be working on the sketches. 

Event Portrait Drawing

This past weekend I was at a wedding where I was drawing guests, the ceremony, etc.  It is something I have been wanting to do for awhile, event art, and I finally got off my duff and found some people to make it happen.  I will be starting a business in the next couple of months doing this and I will update this blog on some of the work.  But here are four portraits of guests at the wedding.  Only one guy sat for me and he was a part of a duo who took the portraits home with them.  So...lots of ladies.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

figure drawing

terrible pictures, but photos of future drawing today.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

George Bush

i received a giant! colored pencil set for my birthday (from my mother, thank you!) and promptly made a drawing of someone she despises.  Not a fan of his politics but I am impressed with his deep desire to make paintings.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

All over the place

This first painting is from a head workshop that I did at the Scottsdale Artists School yesterday andy the second is a vase painting I made a couple of weeks ago.  I have a lot of free time on my hands suddenly and I have been a little all over the place, really making many things that I am not that into but I enjoyed both of these paintings and so I thought I would post them.  I would like to get started on a series of paintings but I am experimenting a bit right now as I am a little unsure as to what to get into.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

birds at the zoo

I have been sketching at the zoo some.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

bunch of bananas

"Bunch of Bananas," oil on panel, 6" x 6", 2014.

Monday, June 02, 2014

portrait of a cat

gouache on paper, 8" x 10", 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014


I have been doing a few of gouache paintings.  I had started back in oil but then took another break so for now....I just keep making gouache paintings and sketching.


This is a 8" x 10" gouache of my dog Bruce who completely lives up to his name.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

P.J. Walk, Teachers College Preschool

My son's preschool class....pen on paper.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


kind of looks like her

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

straw necked ibis

The Blood Moon Eclipse

                  I started painting around the middle of the eclipse last night.  It was definitely very beautiful.