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Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts

Friday, June 30, 2017

Favorite Foot Ware

Many years ago when I did a lot of walking, I bought a great pair of walking shoes which looked like these in the painting. They lasted many years and it was difficult to throw them away even when the heels began to fall apart, shoelace loops tore and bits and pieces of heavy stitching began to fail. Many of you know how sad it is when you must end your relationship with a favorite pair of foot ware. 
Ink and watercolor

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Country Road

Birds eye view of a country road meandering through the hills in vineyard country. Ink and watercolor.


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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sacramento Water Tower

This water tower is located on the southern rim of the city of Sacramento next to Interstate 5. I decided to paint this tower one day so here it is. Currently, the slogan reads “America’s Farm-To-Fork Capital”. For many years the slogan said “City Of Trees”. Many citizens are not happy with the change. Major discussions are taking place. Will they change it back? Who knows. Ink and watercolor.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Barns And Trees 2

Simple farm yard scene #2. These old wooden structures have lasted through all kinds of weather and still store farm equipment, feed and miscellaneous items for the owners. This is a flip-flop version from my last post titled Barnes And Trees 1. Ink and watercolor.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Barns And Trees 1

Simple farm yard scene #1. These old wooden structures have lasted through all kinds of weather and still store farm equipment, feed and miscellaneous items for the owners. My next post will show a flip-flopped version of this same scene. Ink and watercolor. 

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

Morning Trees


The sun's rays creep through the huge trees in this early morning forest scene. All is quiet except for the birds beginning to chirp and critters scurrying through the dense underbrush. Ink and watercolor
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Old Arizona Bridge

This old bridge is located north of Snowflake, Arizona. It’s way out in the country and farmers may still haul over it and herds of cows might meander over it still. The Little Colorado River flows beneath the bridge. My illustration was inspired from an illustration done by the late Earl Thollander whose art I totally admire. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Abstract Containers


This still life painting was done last year when I was “into” still life paintings. This art is semi-abstract, no lines are super straight and background containers appear thru foreground containers. The use of a variety of colors also help give bottles their shapes. Ink and watercolor.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Country Antiques


In most rural areas of the USA, one can usually find discarded and abandoned vehicles. Some of these old treasures are ripped off for their parts and any other useable items. This old pickup no longer has its bed and definitely shows the wrath of time. Automobiles and farm equipment can also be discovered. Ink and watercolor.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Creek Bed And Bridge


Imagine a summer day, mid-afternoon, very hot, no breeze, high creek waters are gone and only a trickle of water remains. This is what it is like where I live. It was actually comfortable where I was sitting when I painted this. Since we have had a very welcomed, rainy winter, I look forward to warmer weather ahead. Ink and watercolor.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Southwestern Architecture

This simple painting displays the upper half of a large structure that you may find in the southwest part of the United States. This could be an office building, hotel, someone’s mansion or part of a shopping mall. These buildings are designed for the elements like rain and wind in this part of the country. Most corners are rounded and rain spouts stick out from the building to eliminate water from rooftops. Colors match the territory and trees add a pop of green. Ink and watercolor
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Mt. Rushmore USA


This National Park is located in the state of South Dakota. It was a 14 year project completed in 1941 and it features former Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln. The sculpture on the side of a huge cliff was a major task. Each face is about 60 ft tall and mouths about 18 ft wide and the replication of the faces are very exact and real. When you see this monument in person it is fantastic. Ink and watercolor 

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Monday, January 23, 2017

A Nice Tiger

My painting of this tiger turned out to have the look of a nice, friendly wild animal. Of course it is not chummy and nice but I decided that it looks nice—the reason for the title. Tigers are an endangered species. They are indigenous to some of the more populated places on the planet which cause conflicts with humans. BEWARE. Safer to see them in zoos. They are beautiful.                  Ink and watercolor. SOLD

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

San Francisco Side Street

The city of San Francisco has so many unique locations to draw. This painting shows a simple, hilly side street, multi-story buildings with afternoon shadows and an interesting view looking upward. I added more color to everything including the sky for more interest. I did most of my ink work first then added color since the overall image needed more punch. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Lighthouse in Maine

This brightly painted lighthouse is located in the state of Maine, USA. This is the West Quaddy Head Light in Lubec. It stands high above the ocean and on this bright, sunny day can be seen by everyone. This painting was done quickly and loosely and is a pleasant reprieve from some of my tight, detailed work. Ink and watercolor. SOLD


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Friday, December 30, 2016

Cornucopia

The cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, shown as a horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts. This symbol is normally seen around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in North America. It remains a symbol of prosperity and good living to all. May your Cornucopia be full with all good things in 2017.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mission San Miguel

Beautiful Mission San Miguel was founded more than 200 years ago in San Luis Obispo County eight miles north of Paso Robles, California.  A favorite mission for its country-like setting, the area has grown around the mission in the town of San Miguel located in the central coast of California.  Ink and watercolor.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Spring In Yosemite

Winter clouds linger but bright green grasses and foliage indicate its spring time in Yosemite. The river is running high and soon temperatures will rise and comfortable weather is coming. As summer nears, the tourists will appear at this beautiful National Park. Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Spectacular Courthouse




This beautiful courthouse is still being used in Auburn, California, and remains a very majestic historical monument. Travelers on I-80 East will see this building on the hill to the right as they pass by the town of Auburn. Built in 1894, this structure is still open to the public and is one of northern California’s popular landmarks for tourists. Ink and watercolor.

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