Monday, May 25, 2015

5 . 25 . 2015  ... Grey 9 liquid graphite, pastel, and watercolor.... 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" ... I do a lot of these toned sketches....

Friday, May 15, 2015

                     5 . 15 . 2015   Watercolor   ... Shows above as a framed painting ...

Thursday, May 14, 2015


                                       5 . 14 . 2015  ...  Graphite and watercolor sketch 8" x 12"

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than any other things do ... Willa Cather, 1913

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a really old drawing table which must be at least 100 years old.  Yesterday it came in the mail all the way from New Hampshire in a couple of really large boxes it's set up in another painting area downstairs in our antique home..... 2 of my favorite things in life  ... being an artist and being around things with a history....  Then to have them both together is about the best thing ever...... one of my prize possessions now.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

                5 . 9 . 2015   Watercolor 9 1/2" x 13"

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it... Minnie Aumonier

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

                5 . 5 . 2015  ...Acrylic  11" x 14"


Monday, May 4, 2015

I posted this rug hooking on my blog to show how great of an artist my wife is...... This rug is actually a wall hanging 15" x 30" ....  She designed it from the really small cover of a 17th century European Prayer Book..  Once the 300 year old image is found, she redesigns it, decides on new color combinations that's to her liking, strips /cuts the pieces of wool, and then builds the rug..... It's just a fantastic art form.  She has promised to make me another geometric rug for the floor of my studio... I'll post that photo when it gets finished...

It's sort of interesting that we both seem to like the similar muted earthy tones in our work.... i.e.   see below...

Close ups of the top and bottom of the rug hooking just so you might get an appreciation for all the work that goes into these creations of hers....  She is just such a fabulous artist.

Sunday, May 3, 2015