When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language..." (Paul Gauguin)

Archive for December, 2006

Guanaco at Fossil Rim

Saturday, December 30th, 2006


Guanaco at Fossil Rim
Fossil Rim Wildlife Park near Glen Rose, Texas is an excellent way to spend a winter afternoon with the family. A drive through the park takes about three hours, and you may be greeted by this cutie!

Half Moon

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006


Half Moon

Thanks for the telephoto lens and a desperately needed tripod, Alain!

Full Moon

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006


Full Moon

Sun Shower 01

Friday, December 1st, 2006


Sun Shower>
Sun Shower 01, 85H x 45W x 2D inches acrylics on canvas, used watercolors resist medium, narrow dark wood frame.
This painting went through an interesting work process, made connections with some of my existing painting methods, and shed light on new ones.

Sun Shower detail - masking medium was dotted on with a toothpick wherever raindrops would be. Sun Shower, about five hours of work. Sun Shower after about five hours of work. Sun Shower after about7 days.

1) Sun Shower detail – masking medium, usually used with watercolors to keep areas white, was dotted with a toothpick all over where raindrops would be.  2) about 1.5 hours after starting.  3) after about 5 hours of work. 4) after about seven days.

The tall Ponderosa Pine is in our oldest son’s front yard in Ottawa, Ontario. A small covered balcony overlooks the yard and the tree dominates, providing lots of shade there. Last summer while sitting on the balcony, as it poured rain the sun kept shining. The street beyond sparkled, and branches were heavy with raindrops. It was an hour of incredible beauty that inspired this painting.