Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cold Mountain Stream

A cold mountain stream moves slowly as it reflects the brilliant 
colors from the sky above. 
Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Battery Point Lighthouse

My painting shows a beautiful lighthouse in northern California. I enjoy lighthouses because they stand alone and are in lonely places. Inside, they are comfortable and warm. Would I have liked to work there as my profession? Probably not, but I still love to paint them.
Ink and watercolor.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Balboa Park Sketch

Sketch done during a sketch crawl in at Balboa park in San Diego, California August 2015.            Ink and watercolor.

Monday, August 03, 2015

State Theater In Auburn

This theater marquee was updated years ago but it looks just like the original when I was young and going to the movies there. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Tower Theater In Sacramento

The Tower Theater spire still stands in Sacramento, California. It is a beautiful structure and this part of the city remains very active. Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Tower Theater In Roseville

The old Tower Theater building still stands today even if it looks a little different than in the old days. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, July 31, 2015

La Paloma In Encinitas

A scene from downtown Encinitas on the coast of California. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015



Two Palms

 Two palm trees bask in the sun in the Coachella Valley in southern California. This scene is a view from the Palm Springs area looking west toward the San Jacinto mountain range. Brilliant watercolors and loose art style highlight this simple outdoor painting.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's That Time Again

My loose little sketch reminds us all that the baseball season is in full swing again. For baseball fans, it’s a long season—from April to October. Every sport is more fun if you have several favorite teams like I do. The Padres, Angels, Dodgers, Giants and Athletics are my favorites. Our Sacramento River Cats are fun to watch also and the venue is perfect on a warm summer evening. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blue House

Funky trees frame a house on a hill in the distance. The weird branches and limbs were formed by blowing blobs of watercolor through a straw. The watercolor scatters into patterns which make them look like branches and limbs. Nice effect but the artist has very little control. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Flying High

These geese are flying high and far and somehow know exactly where they are going. The great distances they are able to fly is amazing. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

At The Bend

A freight train slowly approaches a curve ahead as it moves into the open farm lands somewhere in the USA. Reflective puddles of water are a reminder that a storm passed through the area during the night. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In The Desert

Beautiful cactus plants dot the desert landscape. Any variety of this plant is easy to detect. Sizes range from a few inches to 40-50 feet in height. Grab an ink pen and add some color and you will be able to come up with your own version.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Nagoo's Bar

This corner bar or tavern is where the locals meet on a street where there is nothing but taverns, liquor stores and upstairs apartments. If I owned a bar I would name it Nagoo’s. This scene could probably fit into any city or town in the USA. Maybe this reminds you of some establishments in your city. Ink and watercolor.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Sunflower

This bright impression of a colorful sunflower is designed to brighten your day.
Ink and watercolor.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Funky Sidewalk Cafe

Sometimes it’s fun to do loose sketches. This is one of those sketches drawn from a photograph. Everything about this is whimsical and funky. The people seem to be enjoying themselves.
Ink and watercolor.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Lassen National Park

In northern California, a beautiful Mt. Lassen is visible behind a frozen Manzanita Lake after a heavy snow storm. Watercolor.

Friday, February 06, 2015

New York Skyline

My sketch shows a colorful autumn view of Central Park in the center of the New York City. City buildings rise above the trees in the background. This is a small sketch done in preparation for a large painting I plan to do in the future. Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Garden Art

On a family reunion vacation years ago, we stayed at a bed and breakfast facility near Cabot, Vermont. The surrounding lawns and gardens were decorated with items like this. I had some time to do some rough sketches and take photos. When I arrived back home I completed this painting. Ink and watercolor. SOLD

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valley Of Water

Water from a lake backs up into a valley between some mountains and hills. Reflections on the quiet waters duplicate the spectacular sky. Watercolor

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

An Old Fashioned Bicycle

When I was young, bicycles looked like this. We drove them into the ground and it seemed like everyone had one. Learning to ride one was a major step in growing up. You were not a little kid anymore once you could ride a bicycle. My painting was requested by a friend. She used this image on party invitations for her cycling group. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, January 12, 2015


 When we hear the name Matterhorn we may think of the ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This ride was probably named after the real thing which is a beautiful mountain peak located near the border of Switzerland and Italy. It is a thing of beauty and is a challenge for only experienced mountain climbers to conquer. For an artist, it is a dream to paint.
Ink and watercolor.


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