Saturday, November 6, 2010

Summer in November

Shapes and colors of La Jolla, ocean views, shoreline, fun, nice food. Watercolor on paper.

Burning hot sun cast shadows through a doorway. Summer in November in downtown Long Beach. Brush pen in moleskine pocketbook.

Friday, October 8, 2010


One doorway leads to another. Some thoughts float into the room.

Tiny bit of a large Asian theme collage.

Three pieces of an incense burner became more interesting when broken.

In a Japanese garden sketching, I looked up and saw delicate fern like leaves.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Still Life

Vincent Van Gogh's letters to his youngest sister Willemein during the last four years of his life, living in Arles, France. The countryside, people, landscape, colours, seasons and the difference in light inspired and gave him joy.

Painting at night, picking colors in the dark. He found joy during a creative period in his life. A happy ending depends on where you end the story.

"I believe that a man and a woman inevitably has to be in love with something..."
Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sweaters to Sea Snakes

Buyer's remorse. Returned sweaters that looked better on the hanger.

Bedtime sketching whatever caught my eye. Alice grew taller sketched on foam core to the left, watching a show on my laptop, reading Typhoon Lover (mystery) and Stephen King's autobiography, an Edward Goreyish childhood.

The Aquarium used to have an ethereal display of sea snakes.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ginger and Fried Egg

Photo of previously posted fried egg in moleskine.

Ginger plant. Acrylic on 18 x 24 canvas.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Night Lights

Watercolor of downtown Long Beach city streets from the 17th floor.

Mind's eye view of night lights.

Acrylic on paper. Missing the fall colors of liquid amber trees.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Still Life

Green Flower, acrylic on paper. Pears, watercolor.
Man at table, acrylic on paper. Sometimes, images paint themselves.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pink Lady

Acrylic on paper.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Less is More

Rene Magritte's painting, graphics for two very plain naked doors. Split the painting and added my own to the bottom half of doors. Doors face each other across a small entry, an Alice in Wonderland desire to want to know what is behind each door. Left or right?

Splashed moss green stain used on the stairs onto paper for a spontaneous cat.