Friday, August 31, 2012


Sometimes I paint a puptrait
of my dog.

No, really...

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Our good friend Joe Kennedy,
 archeologist extraordinaire of all things Polynesian,
especially all things Hawaiian,
died in his sleep a month ago.

Considering Joe's larger-than-lifestyle,
 my portrait is not exactly a likeness.
But it's close enough to remind me of him.

Besides, he'd be glad to see the pounds gone.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


My neighbor has scarecrows
in her garden,

so crows come from all over
 to feast their beady eyes on them.

The crows scare them,
 and they run for cover.

That's why we call them scarecrows.

Friday, August 24, 2012

in the key of blue

Yesterday in his blog, Casey Klahn published 
an "Ode To Blue". 

I thought I would, too.
Performed on my iPhone 
"In The Key Of Blue"

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I put a chair out in the garden.
So far, no one has sat in it.

I will paint whomever does first.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

red dawn

Now that the Olympics are over,
 the media has remembered that the West is burning.
Giant wildfires rage in
California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington and Idaho. 
Even here, the air is thick with smog, 
and the moon is orange. 
At dawn, the red sun rises
in a rare puddle. 

 Cool picture.
I love the abstraction.
Hmmm... what if I flip it?

Or, how about?... 

Just fiddlin' around over here 
in Nero-Nero-Land!

Saturday, August 11, 2012


The big waves get all the attention,
but even a wavelet is tsumatic 
to someone.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

me and magritte

My reflection in my studio window.
The small square is another window
on the far side of the studio
 looking out on the far side
of the garden.
No smoke.
No mirrors.

Friday, August 3, 2012


from Middle English,
from Middle French,
from Arabic julab,
from Persian gulab,
from gul rose + ab water.

I love etymology.

And mint juleps.