Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This was an experiment with lines. It's strange, but it was fun. This took several sittings to finish.

Monday, November 24, 2008


A very large limestone rock with holes in it.


I often drive past these rolling hills. They look like little cartoons, I just love them.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

sunset parade

State Fair of Texas. The eccentric scarecrow and punk rock swan lady are stilt walkers, and the clowns are Shriners. It's best to view this with rink-a-dink-a-dink circus music in your head. I love this parade!

Friday, November 21, 2008

a spring in the fall

During rainier times of the year, this is a healthy flowing creek. With the drought, it is only a small, springfed pool. Poor fish.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Austin yard art

A quick sketch while in Austin last Sunday. Keeping with the city's motto, "Keep Austin Weird".

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oak Grove

Intertwined trees on a hillside.

Charlotte Harbor, Florida

A quick sketch done this summer in a watercolor moleskine.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

more suburbia

I have this love/hate relationship with suburban America. I grew up in it, my family moved around the country quite a bit in my childhood. We always landed in suburbia. I suppose we need comfort and safety in sameness. I would prefer to live on a boat.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cypress Creek

Sketched while sitting on the ground in front of the tall grasses.

vineyard in a glass

Have a look at all of the wonderful moleskine sketchbooks and journals offered by the artist collaboration headed up by the great folks at modofly. http://www.modofly.net/

Thursday, November 13, 2008

candletree bush

"Cassia Alata" with seedpods. This time of year the candletree produces its seeds. I collect the seeds every autumn, then plant them in the spring. This plant is the 4th generation from the original seeds given to me from a friend. The plant was much smaller this year due to the drought here in the Texas Hill Country.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The new books are out!

Modofly, the artist collaborative has just released another round of spectacular moleskine sketchbooks and journals. Have a look at the great works at http://www.modofly.net/


Friday, November 7, 2008

Tex-Mex a la carte

Tortilla soup, salsa, taco and tortilla chips. I sketched quickly before eating.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

people, places and things

This took about 6 weeks to complete, evolving through many travels. It is the final page of the sketchbook, I am beginning small moleskine no. 7 for 2008.

my porch

Large moleskine sketchbook, Faber-Castell PITT artist pens.


View from my porch. Large moleskine sketchbook, color pencil and brush pen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

pumkin patch

Sketched from the local town square. Half page from large moleskine sketchbook. Ink and color pencil.

Devil's Backbone ridge

I've started using the larger moleskine sketchbook (8.25"x5.25"). This was the first sketch, using the full two pages. It seems huge, my lines go on and on across the page. A vast open-sky landscape was appropriate for a start in this book.
Drawn on location at a roadside rest stop's picnic table. Old Blanco Highway, between Wimberley and Blanco, Texas. Sunday, October 26, 9:00 am.