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.