Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2011 is coming down the rails!

You'd be a clown if you think you can stop it, so clean off your brushes, get your palette ready, and have a fruitful new year everybody! This image brought to you by the James family of Sacramento who always get together to outlandishly pose in an outlandish situation for their yearly winter holiday card. Yes, the Sacramento light rail commuter train WAS COMING THEIR WAY as they quickly took up their positions on the track and despite the sign behind them to stay off said tracks!!! But what the hell, this is the type of activity that makes America great, and no one can deny it, and if they do, they're itching for a fight! Peace and love to you all.

Monday, December 20, 2010


A watercolor that I did a goodly number of years ago, but I still like it. Could this painting be called A R T ?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm bummed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my favorite blog artists, Carol Marine, went out with another fab. painter, James Coulter, and painted airplanes and did not invite me along! There is a special place reserved in Hell for artists like this!!!!!! Only kidding, dear readers, but I sure got jealous and I dare say a little misty eyed, when I saw what they painted and knowing that I was not there with them. I LOVE to paint flying machines! The prop, cute/smiley, profile, and head- on nose images were painted by Carol and the Connie (the most beautiful aircraft in the world!) was painted by James. I added my "Jolly Green Giant" Vietnam-era helicopter so that I can fantasize that I was painting with them! PS: Theirs are in oil and mine is in acrylic.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bowling balls?

A watercolor I did awhile back of a beach near Monterey, California where the shore rocks look like bowling balls. Nothing like stone bowling balls on a stormy beach!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The labels STAY ON!!

The whole world has been breathlessly waiting for me to finish the ink line sketch I posted on Nov. 20th! Well, maybe I exaggerate. Anywho, here is the completed portrait that I painted in watercolor of one of my drawing students at Sacramento City College. His name is Raiyan, and he wears some pretty slick caps. What is currently in vogue with guys his age is the manufacturer's label on the underside of the cap's bill...YOU DO NOT REMOVE THE LABELS, DUDE!!!! 15"X18". 140lb. Arches cold press watercolor paper.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Liquid Sunshine

As I write this, I am lusting for some liquid sunshine. Why? Because I just had a wonderful (and salty) Thai dinner. Thristy, thirsty, thirsty!! At the top of my list for thirst quenchers is fresh squeezed liquid sunshine. 8"X10" watercolor on 140 lb cold press with deckled edge cut. HELP! MAYDAY! S.O.S.! The sky you see peeking through was painted with the last of my Manganese Blue watercolor. I cannot find any AUTHENTIC manganese blue watercolor anywhere. Do any of my readers know where I can get some? Maybe it is no longer on the market because of its toxicity, but in some out- of- the- way corner of the world, there may still be some. One can only hope!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What's red and dimply all over?

7"X7" watercolor painting on 140lb cold press paper. This takes a LOT of concentration and cannot be done under the influence of alcohol.

Friday, December 3, 2010

This post brings tears to my eyes.

Despite a flow of tears, I persevere and post this 7"X7" watercolor I painted of red onions.