Month: June 2011

  • The Peacock’s Lair

    Most of what I paint is based solidly in reality. Something I saw, someone I know; but yesterday I was doing an exercise that two different painters have suggested; to just doodle with colors on paper, try to keep it formless but pleasing to the eye. So I did that, and this peacock popped out. […]

  • Take a gander at this!

    I work at Boeing, a large factory which turned the Duwamish River corridor into a very industrial environment. There is an exception, one of the last buildings to be constructed also included a park-like area. It is very popular with both the employees and wildlife. I felt like I had entered into a magical glade […]

  • Poppies in the setting sun

    The last half hour of sunlight is incredibly magical to me. The whole world looks different as the rays are refracted through the atmosphere and the angles cause deep shadows which set off the sunny spots. In my garden, we have these little orange poppies. I was told they were from Yugoslavia and if you’re […]

  • Crow Dance

    It probably doesn’t seem like it, but artists are always painting. Maybe not always with a brush, but there’s that little place in our brains which resembles a vain woman trying on pairs of shoes, no, not that pair, can I try that in red? As scenes rush by while I ride my bike, I […]

  • My sketch book – virtually

    Thousands of sketchbooks (including mine) are being exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be cataloged and available for the public to view. The Art House Coop sent […]