Friday, October 18, 2013


Back to doing a few bird sketches today.  Some days I really like birds more than people.  I love the expression they have with just a tilt of the head, a dip of the beak...I wanted to get over to Shiloh park to do some landscape painting, but they closed it down due to the government shut down...politicians!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Just doing a bit of doodling today...I was playing with some odd colors of felt tips that I had left in a bunch of old pens.  I rather like the sepia feel of them.  Just scribbles, really, but I am in a strange sort of mood today...

Monday, October 14, 2013


Here is a silly little sketch that I have been playing with...I have an idea for a children's book that involves a man, a tall hat, and an owl.  Illustration is new to me.  I have no formal training in it, and I wish I did!  I used to love several illustrators when I was a child that brought the book to life for me.  My favorite..."The Borrowers".  The illustrations were incredibly detailed, yet loose and lively.  I think this has real potential!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Well, here is something silly for the Halloween season!  My niece collects antique keys, and I was thinking of her the other day when I drew this.  She has such a good sense of humor, I think she would like this!  I have been innundated with family drama lately, and have had little time to think of art, but things are looking up!  I am working on the preliminary sketches for a Meditational Landscape...a painting where the motivation in painting it is too create something one can escape into, dream a little, and be at peace.  I have just the place in mind!  The hay is being harvested in Shiloh Military Park, and the turkeys are running about in the newly mowed fields hunting for a bit of food.  A lovely and peaceful place, especially in the late afternoon light!  Can't wait to get started!