Just for fun last week, I randomly selected an address on my G.P.S. Such a gorgeous location! I love the islands of tall grasses, occasionally interrupted by deep blue tidal pools. On the horizon is the Atlantic Ocean. I really love the natural beauty of Cape Cod.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This is an illustration of Cape Cod wrapped up into one island. After a bit of time away from this blog, I'm here again.
Through a whirlwind of circumstances recently, I've finally landed in the village of Buzzards Bay in Cape Cod. I'm loving it here. Every turn I make is something visually inspiring. I hope to be back to the prolific amount of art I've posted in the past.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I just had to illustrate the roadtrip from Wimberley Texas to Peabody, Massachusetts.
Aside from a white-out blizzard in the mountains of West Virginia, the weather was great and the adventure was really enjoyable and safe. Cheers to my new life in New England!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Great Migration from Texas to Massachusetts is underway! A good friend, a 16' rented Penske truck, and all of my belongings are making our way northeastward.
This gigantic rocking chair is along Route '66 in Cuba, Missouri. Certainly a sight worth seeing, with a fabulous giftshop as well.
More roadtrippin' drawings to come.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
After 6 weeks in New England, I'm back in Texas. I have 2 weeks to pack up, and then move to New England. I've always wanted to live there, and now it's happening! Yikes!
I'm excited but will really miss Wimbereley. Such a great little community of creative, eclectic hippies, with the mixture of wealthy, retiring Republicans from Houston and Dallas. I wish the best of good energies to Wimberley for preserving it's charm and beauty. And thank you for the past eight years of inspiration.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Another drawing from snowy New England. I've been here for two weeks, still haven't seen the ground beneath the snow.
This is a compilation of several scenes. The bird houses are from a backyard in Salem. The birdbath and picket fence are from the next door neighbor in Peabody.
A few weeks ago I listened to a story on National Public Radio about John Steinbeck's novel, "Travels With Charlie". It's the story of his cross-country drive in a camper with his standard size poodle, Charlie. It turns out that most of his stories were...uh...slightly embellished, or, just plain made-up. He wrote about the folks he met along the way, and the simplicity of life and travels in a camper with Charlie, his canine companion. Turns out that a good deal of his travels included his wife and quite a few comfortable hotels along the way.
I've been doing this with landscapes and scenes all of my art life. I was thrilled to hear that my favorite writer did the same. Kudos to you, Mr. Steinbeck (and Bill Steigerwald)! And thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!
Here's more from journalist Bill Steigerwald and his adventures,
"Travels Without Charlie"
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I love the way architectural angles become softer, more organic with snow. For me, this snow is a new challenge in art. There are so many delicate nuances to convey. I am enjoying both the weather and the art challenge.
Peabody, Massachusetts with color pencil and ink in Moleskine sketchbook.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Left: the low water crossing on the Blanco River. When the river is flowing after a storm, this road is closed. Fulton Ranch Road.
Right: 16100 Ranch Road 12. Sometimes known as the "igloo" place. Blooming purple sage in the foreground. WoodCreek water tower in the background.