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.