Saturday, November 15, 2014



His wife asked me to do a portrait of him. He liked to play Santa every Christmas; he had the beard and body for it. He tragically died earlier this year at his son's graduation ceremony. It greatly saddened all who knew him, a very gentile fellow.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A rough Vermeer

Something from my daughter


"Today my parents celebrate 42 years of marriage. I am so grateful to my parents for all they have done for us. My mom baked, cooked on the earth stove, taught us to sew and read aloud to us each night. My dad, I really thought he knew EVERYTHING until I was in eighth grade, he could kick the ball so high, he would always blow dry my hair (we had to do that in Oregon), could talk like Donald Duck and would pray for us each night. I am proud to call these 2 my parents. Thanks for staying committed to each other, always making time for each other. Thanks for loving us so well."

That was yesterday. I guess she's saying my knowledge doesn't go past the eigth grade.

I somehow ended up with a great family and am very blessed. I don't know why.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



The sky is not cloudy all day mostly where I live. So when I saw this from my backyard I was pretty pleased. But a discouraging word was heard that it could get to 110 later this week. Oh well, Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. Sometimes.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Something Classical

Head of a Woman in blue. My version of a Da Vinci.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

No Bare Footin'

Shown is the temperature of my driveway.
Outside temperature: 114 deg. Too much fun living in a blast furnace.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hand and Pliers


I got tired of faces and so I thought I'd do something different. I thought of Arm and Hammer as I did this and wondered how it became associated with baking soda. The connection doesn't follow. So, using the same logic, I think this would be a great icon for popcicles.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


 Do' 'no why
There's no cloud up in the sky,
Sunny weather.
Gonna be sweatin' together,
Wanna lay down an' die.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gettin' Old

My eldest, the one with the book, turned 41 last month, which makes me considerably older. I look in the mirror and note the effects of gravity and that my hairline has slowly crawled toward the top of my head. My skin has also gained some tree bark qualities. Yet, it's still me inside, or mostly. I've learned some things about life and gained some knowledge, but maybe not so much wiser. I don't have much left on my bucket list, I'm pretty content. So as time goes on until whenever, and the tree bark gets thicker, and faces and names continue to disconnect, I'll remind myself of all the perks associated with getting old and that I can always be immature.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Dirty Cherub


Saw this mounted on a wall in England. Much of the original paint peeled off or faded. Drew it last year just as a study in texture.

Palo Verde

The name means "green stick". These trees have olive green bark and bright yellow blossoms in the spring. I obviously haven't done it justice by my drawing, but trees always facinate me. I'm primarily interested in the way the limbs relate from a graphic point of view. I liked the way this one looked.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Still alive

For those who've visited here in the last 6 months or so, you will have noticed I haven't posted. I lost intertest in doing so but will eventually put some newer drawings up soon. More later.