Sunday, May 27, 2007

Beautiful Classic Car

This beautiful Jaguar automobile is my entry into this week's Illustration Friday theme of Cars. Details on the vehicle are not exact and rendered loosely. I used watercolors, a Sharpie, a Nexus, a Pilot, a Tombo and Micron pens for the line work. (sometimes I get carried away with pens) I hope you enjoy my artwork.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Flower Abstract

This abstract flower painting has interesting colors, whites and textures. I normally do not do abstracts but for some reason I just felt like doing something different. This original artwork was matted and framed and given to my niece Jackie and her husband Will for for their newly purchased home. GIFT

Sunday, May 20, 2007


As I was looking for something to enter into this week's Illustration Friday challenge, I rediscovered this old ink and watercolor done last year. It shows "signs" seen in a gold rush town on the way to Reno and Lake Tahoe from the Sacramento and San Francisco areas. These establishments (bars) that own these signs have been here forever. Unfortunately, these spots were convenient watering holes for people who still needed to drive a ways.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Climbing Cajon Grade

This powerful Santa Fe locomotive pulls its heavy cargo up Cajon Grade out of Los Angeles heading east. The power, noise, heat and energy of these giants is only realized when one stands near the tracks as these trains pass by. This is an ink and watercolor painting done from a photograph.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Red Bell Pepper

Shown here is a simple, beautiful bell pepper. I like this art because it is done so simply and because it has nice color. This took about 45 minutes to produce and it looks great as a note card.

Monday, May 07, 2007

A Growing Eagle

This is a painting of a young eagle that is just learning the skills of survival and soon to be on its own. The eyes of the eagle are beautiful and a powerful asset in its search of food. This was drawn and painted while viewing an image from my computer screen. GIFT

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

California Mission

The missions of California have always intrigued me. Each mission has some high rise architecture and usually has bells, adobe brick, tile roofs and lots of stucco. They are surrounded by all types of plants, flowers and trees. When walking through these historical structures one can almost feel the spirits of those who formed early California.


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