Thursday, April 23, 2015

sit a spell

after Matisse

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

stolen view

As the new house reared up next door,
I watched my view up and disappear.

Nothing left now but a memory.

So I painted over my in-progress landscape
with a house.
It looks awful, too.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I noticed on my stats page
 that this blog is close to flat-lining.
I am still here, painting away.
And always sketching.

I know... it would help to post.

Friday, March 27, 2015


George Nick once said,
"Paint more like a Martian."

So I did.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

barn door sunset

A simple iPhone Drawcast sketch 
out the barn door.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


a Mardi Gras self-portrait

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

studio elf

Do any of you have studio elves?
Or is it just me?

Elves are hard to peg.
They ride the fine line in between things.

So while you may not necessarily
want them on your team,
you sure as hell don't want them
playing for the other side.
Just sayin.

I inherited this one.
He previously lorded it over two other studios that I know of.
I am the only surviving artist.

Meet MoJo Jim.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

fish on the floor

After forty-four years here,
my oldest best Boulder friend up and left town.
Put her dog and her cat and her fish into her car
 and moved to Apalachicola,
 of all places.

The fish were so thrilled,
 it took one of em just a couple of days
to launch itself up out of the bowl
and onto the floor.

I used Caran d'Ache pencils 
to memorialize the poor little tyke.