Monday, April 6, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020

In The Public Domain

Above, a passage from "Moby Dick, or The Whale".  I am grateful to Herman Melville, for his insight and his words.  Combined with my photo illustration, we collaborate, and we now have something new.  

1 + 1 = 3.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Stylized Too

Well, here is another one.

Monday, March 30, 2020


A sketch, revisited, digitally.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

March Sketch

A sketch for March.  Trying times.  As always, seek beauty, seek meaning.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Live Model Sketching

Live model sketching at the Bainbridge Brewing Ale House.  Each page took twenty minutes.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Black Sweater

An old painting gets a digital refresh, with updated colors and text.

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Dao Of Collaboration

Dr. Ju and I are collaborating again.  Above, a sketch we did this morning while discussing art and philosophy over coffee.  My abstract work is overlaid with two Chinese characters for "Dao".  Right and left characters are the same, each represents a different style of writing.

Abstract Sketch No. 5

The latest in a new line of abstracts.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Circus Couple With Dog, Redux

Above, one of my oil paintings, ever so slightly, digitally enhanced.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Nude Added Benefit

Countenance with Multicolored Nude, the latter, long lost to me.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


I was walking the streets of San Francisco.  I looked up and saw this, or well, something like this.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Deep Pattern

A new image, where elements are alike, and different, all at the same time. 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Breathing New Life

An old sketch, digitally re-imagined.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Selfie With Toxicity

The canvas is bitumen, the media, gasoline.  Given this, art in the modern world.

Sunday, June 9, 2019


A chance encounter in Dartmouth, England yields new photo illustrations.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New Pastels

Above, new pastels, created with Nupastels on black Canson paper.  Originals all 8" x 8".

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Take Something Away, Add Color

Photo illustrations after a visit to Aikido Of CNY.  That was fun.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

A New Take

Above, a new take on an old image, that is, a paper collage from yesteryear is re-imagined in a new digital iteration.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Standing Nude

Above, standing nude, from a live model sketching session.  Is the rendition stylized?  Oh yes.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Northern Capital

The streets of Beijing, just like I remember it.

Friday, December 14, 2018


End of the week sketch.  All digital, no clean up required.

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.