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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No Jack-O-Lanterns Here

These pumpkins made the cut---or they missed the cut--- from being made into jack-o-lanterns. These pumpkins were part of a cluster that remained from a once healthy pumpkin patch. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Savour The Moment

This big turkey has survived for another season. He walks around the turkey farm looking for some of his friends who have disappeared. I do not know how long these birds live before they become too old to be eaten but maybe this one will enjoy his stay on the farm until old age takes its toll. Savour the moment old friend. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Until Next Year

My title indicates that we are at the end of a season which was created by Mother Nature earlier in the year. The sad part is that these beautiful leaves are disappearing. The good news is that next year a new batch of leaves will be budding and the long cycle will begin again. Colorful leaves like these never seem to be very boring. Enjoy the fallen leaves around your home because soon they will be blown away or covered with snow. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Loomis Drug Store

The Main Drug Store in Loomis, California sits in the heart of this little town. At one time, this road way, now called Taylor Road, was the major highway (Highway 40) between San Francisco and Reno. All vehicles went past this little drug store. Back in the 50s, all vehicles slowed to a crawl going through the little towns of Auburn, Penryn, Loomis and Rocklin. This drug store is still in business being run just as it was many years ago. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sneaky Fog


Fog has always been sort of sneaky to me. I have lived in areas most of my life where the fog comes in when conditions are right. I come into my house as the sun is going down then go outside an hour later and there is a thick layer of fog down on the deck. It's disguise is very sneaky. This painting shows a hint of fog ready to envelope these colorful flowers. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Detailed Owl

I developed this owl as a demonstration in one of my art classes. Using a photograph as my guide, I penciled in the owl and slowly developed the image as the class went on. The students watched for the first fifteen minutes then began to draw on their own. My finished art is the top piece. Because I was too lazy to paint in a background, I did the bottom image with the help of layers in Photoshop. The trees were shot in my backyard and the owl art was layered on top. Ink, Photoshop, watercolor, Sharpie and Prismacolor pens.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Suburban Living

This painting is my version of a view in the suburbs. Most suburbs are nice because they are away from the bustle of city living. The problem is after many years, suburban areas begin to remind us of the cities because homes and traffic become so intense and congested. On this painting, I deviated from my normal style "just because" which is fun to do once in a while. Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bright Sunflowers


These colorful sunflowers were drawn as I was dozing off for a nice nap on a hot summer day this past summer. Even though I was liking what I was drawing, I really could not stay awake--so I put my work down and took a nap. After the nap, I completed the drawing, added watercolors and other inks to complete the image. Ink, watercolor, color Sharpie and Prismacolor pens.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Under An Autumn Tree

          
This painting was done from a photograph. Location is unknown. The leaves in the photograph were more yellows and golds. I changed them to include reds, oranges and some purple. We still have lots of color on our trees in Lincoln but the mountain trees are losing theirs. Wherever this tree is, I'll bet it has lost all its leaves. The seasonal cycles march onward. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Mission Santa Ines

This is Mission Santa Ines located in southern California near Santa Barbara. The original mission was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812. It was reopened in 1817 and reconstructed again in 1947. Today, the mission is an active parish with a museum, gift shop and information center. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Along The Water

A beautiful   scene along the water  is highlighted in this post. Reminds me of a scene from Europe. In fact, it is a scene from Europe taken from a photograph but I just can't remember which country. Ink and watercolor.




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