Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pond Life

I've been distracting myself for the past couple of months with iphoneography. Looking forward to more freedom in moving about the country soon to put my newly acquired skills to work. Meanwhile, I found this sweet little duckling leaping up in the air trying to catch bugs and practicing his water takeoffs in my backyard pond.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Tie Dyed Ducks

I love the way the cell camera takes liberty with the scene.


Taking a foray into cell phone photography. Originally, my plan was to learn how to take better photos for my artwork, but I quickly became enamored with it as an art form all by itself.

Here’s the first:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Beach Grass

Path to the Beach

Out of the blue a few weeks ago, I decided I’m just not interested in watercolor anymore. I started off with oil a thousand years ago but hung it up when the solvents began to bother me. This time around, I’m using water soluble oil paint. No odor, easy cleanup but I still manage to get paint everywhere. Here’s my first attempt, using a palette knife instead of brushes.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Oyster Shucking

Rough sketch of my son-in-law intently shucking some oysters last summer. I had planned on working this into a larger painting but not sure my photographic source is clear enough so we’ll see.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Silver Bullet

That’s what my brother calls his little speedster. I’d like to laugh at him for being a middle age guy driving a sports car but, whoops, I have one too! I bought his older model Mazda Miata a year ago so he could buy the Bullet. Unfortunately, a geezer driving a truck jumped out of a store driveway and t-boned me a couple of months ago, but I bought another to take its place right away. I won’t tell you what her name is.