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October 26th, 2016

Taxi Cab Back Lot

This is another in my taxi cab series. These watercolors seem to be the most popular art I create. At least more people tell me they like the loose style and my use of color. What I’m trying to capture with these is the sense of emptiness and loneliness oftentimes endemic to urban environments . . . → Read More: Taxi Cab Back Lot

September 25th, 2016

The Scarlet Letter Project

It took me several weeks to complete these watercolors. The drawings are based on the illustrations which William Addison Dwiggins completed for Heritage Press in 1930 for an edition of The Scarlet Letter. To teach myself something about book illustration and watercolors, I set about to reproduce the Dwiggins drawings as faithfully as my . . . → Read More: The Scarlet Letter Project

August 28th, 2016

Two Watercolors

I painted Bill the Barman in an opaque watercolor similar to gouache, and the taxis I painted in Holbein watercolors, the good stuff. Smears and drips are apparent in the finished work, so I have more to learn about how to handle this wonderful . . . → Read More: Two Watercolors

August 5th, 2016

Three Acrylic Studies

Some acrylic paintings I recently completed. These were quick studies done on board with the goal of suggesting human forms in paint.

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July 17th, 2016

My Backyard

Here’s an acrylic painting of my backyard. In the middle is a dying fig tree trying to survive the southern California drought.

July 3rd, 2016

Self-Portrait

This is the first self-portrait I’ve ever attempted. A little primitive and expressionistic, it meets with my approval.

July 1st, 2016

Morgan the Flower Girl

My friend David sent me a photo he took of his daughter, Morgan, standing in front of a trellis hanging with flowers. I was a bit inspired and did an acrylic painting on paper of it, impressionistic and a little abstract.