December 30, 2015

If you want to make an artist happy...

If you want to make an artist happy, just ask them to paint flowers. It works for me.

December 27, 2015

Artist paints Christmas ship with plywood...

Artist paints Christmas ship with plywood - that's just what I did. After trying umpteen different methods of painting the water and none were working. This is from my book 'The 12 Days of Christmas in Washington' - I finally tried plywood. And viola! It was just right. I figure this is as a meaningful connection of nature and art. And the pages were the editor's favorite.

December 17, 2015

On Fluffy, on Snoozer, on Meowser, on Pixin....

Dash on Fluffy, on Snuggles, on Meowser, on Pixin.... on Fluffy, on Snoozer, on Scratchy & Licksin ... Glad Tidings & Happy Holidays to All!

December 14, 2015

Line - Color - Action!

 Line - Color - Action! 

Photoshop enriches the color choice for an artist - but sometimes it seems there are too many choices.

But it's all good.

December 11, 2015

Frosty in color

First comes the brush pen line - and suddenly Frosty is ready for his screen closeup!

December 9, 2015

Let ye olde Holiday cheer ring forth!

Frosty's all dressed up for the occasion. Let ye olde Holiday cheer ring forth!

I woke up in the dark, thunder and rain this morning to warn the homeless person sleeping in their car on our street to move to a different location to avoid a ticket. 

There were dramatic lightning bolts that rent the dark and rain to add to the effect.  But when I got there the car was gone. I started out in Seattle living in my car so I have huge sympathy in this season of sheltering the lost and disadvantaged.  

December 2, 2015

Of course Mother Nature wins

It was intoxicating painting a book about Fall at the same time Fall was going on in Seattle. I'd walk down the street an feel hopelessly inadequate compared to the handiwork of Mother Nature.  Of course Mother Nature wins

Pumpkins are a natural to draw and paint. 

It was fun challenge figuring out how to paint all those leaves.