Friday, November 16, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Reclining Nudes

Another page from the recent live nude sketching session.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New Nude

Sketch from a live nude sketching session, about a thirty minute effort.  Well, I can say the model liked the sketch.  I have more. The medium?  Charcoal, one of my favorites.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sketch For A Sunday In Autumn

Sketch of the day, words, form, and all in the colors of autumn.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The View From Here

Black Sundogs, from 2014.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Modified Remains

Above, the 21st century remains of a massive old growth stump in the Pacific northwest, overgrown with new growth, drawing strength from the decaying material.  Image slightly modified for emotional impact.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Spring Image

Spring image, from Bloedel Reserve, modified.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Well, something new here, a new painting, done in acrylics, an unusual medium for me, along with a touch of chalky pastels and charcoal.  This image is a record shot.

The stats, 36" square canvas, painted over the course of 8 hours in my garage.  A fellow artist, Zhang Hong, called the figures "Saints", and the name has stuck as a working title. According to ZH, the saints are standing on the clouds, and have come to greet the viewer.  I'm good with this interpretation.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Abstract Journey

Above, something new, a three way collaborative effort by Ju Yanan, Zhang Hong, and me.  All painted in one spirited session using acrylics.  The painting measures one meter square, a format I quite like.  I find the results pleasing.  I seem to notice something new each time I look at the painting.  To be sure, this is a record shot.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sketch, Discover

I am liking the colors.  This fits my mood.  I am grateful for Art.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cast In Blue

One of my favorite stops from yesteryear, cast in blue.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mount Rainier From 65 Miles Away

Mount Rainier, as a sepia tone, looms large viewed from the North.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday Afternoon Sketch

Sketch of the day.  That was fun.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Design Satisfaction

In the Japanese Garden at Bloedel Reserve, at your feet, good design.  So rich, and pleasing.  All the elements, variety, repetition, color, texture, the lasting, the ephemeral.   

All you need to do is slow down, and observe.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Splendor of Color

Enjoy the splendor of color, form, light and shadow, rendered, in this case, from chalky pastels, one of my favorite mediums.  So much joy, on so small a footprint, 6" x 6".  All on black Canson paper. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lens Flare

Lens flare, unexpected, and at times, so pleasing.

Vantage Point

View from an old vantage point.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sketching Digital, Again

Sketching digital, and having fun with it.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Side Light

The studio, in late afternoon sun, modified for emotional impact.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Relic From The Photo Shoot, Redux

The gaze into the camera has lasting power.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Chains that connect.  Chains that link.  Chains that protect.  Chains that keep out.  Chains.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Something New, Something Digital

Something new, something digital, just in time for spring.  This one is all done with 1's and 0's.  As I create, I recall the lessons of my art and design professors.  I am grateful for their gifts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Path Of Zen Way

The path of zen way?  Why, yes, it is right in front of you, as always.  

This image started as a collaborative oil painting done by Dr. Ju and me, and has now gone all digital.

Looking Skyward

Skyward, a sculpture, that soars toward the heavens.

Friday, April 8, 2016

In The Wilderness, All Over Again

Above, wilderness rendition, redux, all for the splendor of color. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Surreal Gone Abstract

Shown, self portrait with coworkers.  Starting with a painting I did some years ago, I have digitally repainted, straddling the border of the surreal and the abstract.  Feels like a good place to be.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Recollection Of Yu Garden

Yu Garden, in old Shanghai, as a recollection.  Almost exactly as I remembered it, that is, color for color.  I wonder if my father passed through there, back in the 1930's.

Color For Joy

Color, for more joy, sourced directly from nature. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Through A Digital Glass

Lightly, and with color.  What will you see?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rainier On The Horizon

Mount Rainier, from 90 miles away, photo taken out of a car window.  Image slightly modified for emotional impact.  At once, imposing and massive, inspiring awe, that is, fear and respect.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fine Line

Sometimes, there is a fine line between what is beautiful and what is ugly, as is the case, in my view, of these cranes peppering the landscape in the Seattle, Washington harbor.  The form of the crane is at once graceful, with an animal-like sense of beauty, and imposing on, and disruptive to the formerly pristine land/seascape.  Well, there is no going back, at least, for now.