Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

half-a-Chinese firedrill

Having fun in the pouring rain while waiting for the light in the early morning of Christmas in Buzzards Bay on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Both refused to budge from their seating, so there the pair sat in the car in the pouring rain while watching the light turn from red to green and back to red again.

Happy Holidays

where ever you may be.

Some years back I made a quick sketch while visiting Kona, Hawaii.  Every once in a while when I come across this sketch, I scan, reprint and add more to it.  Essentially, it is decaying with each generation of print, but at the same time, vibrance is added with each new layer.  This is probably the fifth generation of the original sketch.

Printed paper and color pencil.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

bubble and squeek

Art with sound.

Watercolor, color pencil, ink.  5x7"

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 have 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

visceral sky

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

Friday, November 28, 2014

windy 'toons

This is another piece with a similar feel as the art below.  This one has a cartoony personality.  It's another piece inspired by the flowing sound of music.

5 x7".  Watercolor and color pencil on watercolor paper.

Light and Dark

I love making these kinds of organic, free flowing, abstract art pieces.  It's quite soothing and gratifying to create.  The biggest challenge is feeling the line between 'not being enough' and 'what is too much'.

This is only 3 x 5".  MiniArt.  Watercolor, color pencil, and ink (Faber-Castel PITT Artist pens) on smooth Strathmore bristol board.


Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This part of the world has a lush abundance of mushrooms, mosses and fungi.  When the ground is wet with rain, I take photos of their showy appearances.  This is a purple cort mushroom I found in the dappled sunlight of the woods. And yes,  it is indeed poisonous.

Monday, November 24, 2014

world without end

Back in early September, my adopted mother passed away.  This was the art I created just before, during and just after she died.  It is an image of moving into the next realm, which flows seamlessly through time and space.  Always spinning along in a unique, personal journey.  I was so entranced in this world that I could not stop until it was finished.  Some intense emotions they were.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

wood smoke

A campfire's crackle, pop, hiss.  Can you smell the bacon?

watercolor, acrylic, color pencil and ink.  11"x5"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Main Street

This time of year, recreational boating season is finished.  Here in Buzzards Bay, there have been plenty of boats going up and down Main Street, heading to their winter storage places.  As a boating enthusiast, it's always interesting to watch them parading around town.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

in the woods

A dusting of snow last week.  Ball point pen.

Friday, November 14, 2014

water and fire

A study created with watercolor and color pencils.  7x3.5" each.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

musical art

Seeing music with colors, shapes and patterns.  This art was influenced by the Cuban orchestra musician and composer, Xavier Cugat.  This represents about 100 hours of work, over three months' time.  I loved working on it.  11"x14" watercolor

Here is a sampling of his music:
Xavier Cugat's "Brazil"

Sunday, November 2, 2014


The path of our lives may very well be predetermined.  We exist primarily within, the nurturing comfort zone we need.  We can study, learn, process, and then project a more personal customized, and adventurous self.  Where we came from and where we would like to go.  There always seems to be resistance, the persuasions from others we know and trust.  But fate prevails...we are who we are.  Like it or not.


This is from the cover of TIME magazine, March 17, 2014.  Lower Manhattan with the crowning of the new World Trade Center.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

oil and water

Fun with shapes and lines.  Also known as "Fibby Buzzles".

Monday, October 27, 2014

sailing the tropics

with a palm tree sailboat.  Drawn with a ballpoint pen.

the old paintbrush

This was the best paintbrush.  I used it for about five years.  It is now retired but still holds its position amongst the other tools.

Friday, October 24, 2014

boat people

Buzzards Bay Massachusetts is along the Cape Cod canal.  There are plenty of boats of all kinds in this part of the world.

After a long break from posting art, maybe it's time to share again.