This painting of the Capitol Records building was done for a
friend who gave the original as a gift to her son on Christmas 2013. This
building and scene is one of his favorites. Many of you may recognize this
building which was very unique when it was built in 1956. Located just north of
the famous Hollywood and Vine intersection, it remains very unique in its
architecture to this day and is a definite landmark in Los Angeles. Ink and
painting of the year shows a quiet neighborhood at night during a winter
snowfall. My painting also suggests “wishful thinking” on my part because we in
northern California are not receiving rain or snow as we normally do.
Typically, we would have had a decent amount of rain and the mountains would be
packed with snow by now. Hopefully, the month of January will begin to bring us
some precipitation. We need the snowpack so our lakes will fill up and be ready
for the warm summer months. Enjoy my watercolor. I hope you have a happy and
This building is typical of the many old buildings in our town. While the building shows some detail, most of the other elements are intentionally
in whimsical mode with loosely drawn figures, a vehicle-make that is unknown,
weird-looking animal under a chair, funky birds atop the building and a very
uneven sidewalk. At times, it’s fun to draw and paint and not worry about being
exactly accurate. Ink and watercolor. SOLD
Still life paintings are fun to do. The actual pots have their own
look and colors but I change them as I build my own impression. I also add items
for interest like the little green plant coming from one of the pots. Unlike a
photograph, a painting can be changed to offer viewers a more personal touch
and vision from the artist. Enjoy this simple little still life. Ink and
Most of you probably love the wonderful, easy-to-eat candy treat known as M
and Ms. I like to munch on them like the rest of you. On this day, however, I
decided to draw them and not eat any. This little piece of art took less than
an hour to complete. This simple little art was produced with ink pens and
watercolor washes. Once you view this, I‘ll bet you go buy some!!
In this painting, a man walks his dog in the peaceful surroundings of a
very colorful city park. Hints of buildings are seen in the background which
denotes that this park is in mid-city. The brilliant reds in the trees and
shrubs give this scene more impact and suggest summer is gone and fall is
ahead. Watercolor. SOLD
I am not a fisherman, but if I was, I would love to fish in these
conditions and these surroundings. This painting defines the perfect
environment in which to fish. I was not in a nearby boat when I painted this.
The idea came from a photograph. Watercolor.
A remote country
side like this is sometimes difficult to draw and paint to get much attention.
There is not much there and for most of the year not much color is seen.
I used my pens for most of this sketch with watercolor washes used at a
minimum. I added more color to the huge rock formations and only hints of green
to areas of living plants and trees. Ink and watercolor.
Every now and then I do paintings that I think will look particularly
good in note cards. This is one of those paintings. I have made note cards using
this image and they look great. We are using them as party invites and I will
be selling these at my upcoming fall arts and craft shows. You can purchase by
clicking "Purchase My Art" link or by contacting me directly via email at email@example.com. Ink and
Every little town
has a cantina it seems. This painting shows a quiet street and a cantina in the
middle of town where people meet to eat and drink. Long shadows show it may be
late afternoon. A few cars and a few people dot the main street in this lonely
little town. This scene could be in Mexico or on the southern border of the
This countryside painting has a little of everything. Trees, mountains, homes
, large structures, vineyards, a lonely road plus lots of color. I viewed a
photo of a countryside but changed and added my twists to develop the painting.
Ink and watercolor. SOLD
Old empty bottles are filled with color in this painting. They also
show transparency, shading and highlighting. A subtle wash eliminates a stark
white background. This original art (fits 11" x 14" mat) is for sale. Art with mat only $35, easy purchase via PayPal, includes shipping. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Ink and watercolor.
This scene is from one of my favorite places to visit--Yosemite National Park. This painting shows half dome. Done in watercolor, this is only one of the several Yosemite paintings I have already completed. I am sure there will be more. SOLD
Fall colors and an unusual sky enhance this old barnyard scene. The barn and other structures remain upright and look sturdy. This was a bustling area long ago. Now it is quiet. Can you find my signature? Ink and watercolor. SOLD