Friday, December 19, 2014

sunrise on Socotra, Yemen

I happened upon this wonderful world from an inadvertent image search through  It looks like an amazing place to be.

Go to this link to see photos of this wild and wonderful land.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Drawn while on hold waiting for "the next available customer service representative".

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

mini art

When I paint, there is always a scrap of the same material that I use for testing colors and techniques.  Many times these scraps eventually become art themselves.  It's like a casserole,  mixings of this and that, which inevitably becomes art unto itself.

Watercolor, color pencil and ink.
Two and a quarter by three and a quarter inches.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Liquid.  One of my two favorite words.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

windswept city

The strong, variable winds blow constantly, so the skins of the buildings are built of corrugated, hot-pressed banana leaves.  The buildings can sway and stretch with the winds.  No petroleum products needed.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

thought processing arena

This morning I came across this sketch that I started about a year ago.  Today it's finished it.

Ball point pen on copy paper.  7.5x7"

Monday, December 1, 2014

tooth and nail

This here is genuine, authenticated migraine therapy art.  I had them for years but always opt to spend the hours doing what I call 'comfort art'.  No head under a pillow one hibernating in bed  Just natural light and a very quiet space with paper and pen.  Since I've been working on this style of art the past few days, maybe it's a premonition of a migraine to come.  If it wasn't so much challenging fun and soothing comfort for the brain, the headaches would be the terrible awfulness that migraine people all know all so well.

Ink on bristol board.  8x10"

Sunday, November 30, 2014

jelly sky

The rich, waterproof black ink of a Faber-Castell brush pen.  Buttery smooth Strathmore bristol board.  8x10".