Tuesday, January 31, 2006

itza stapler

stapler on a scrap of linen 7x4"

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006

spring memory

a memory from last spring, shoulda taken a dang photo. 9x12" oil on top of an old painting on masonite.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


is it a giant stalk of broccoli? with a wilted celery sidekick? naa, it's #6 in the 100 starts project. too soon to tell if its helping. just looks like a mess. 6x8 oil on yupo . think i'll try a different surface.

Friday, January 27, 2006

outdoor practice

#5 of my 100 starts project, it's not s'posed to look like much.
oil on yupo 6x8"

Thursday, January 26, 2006

monoprint cat quilt

in a phase or slump, trying some different things to shake it loose. an oil monoprint on pastel card. image 8x10"

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

abstract grays

while listening to 'the art of happiness at work' by the dalai lama, an audiobook downloaded from netlibrary, i played with paint. this is what came out of the brush. irl the tones are more gray. stonehenge cream printmakers paper about 10x12"

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

cat nap

15-20 min. of course she moved, so hadda wing it. 6x8" oil on printmaking paper

Monday, January 23, 2006

corner chair

an interior quickie. 5x7" oil on printmaking paper

Sunday, January 22, 2006

quickie 4

more of the 15 to 30 min block in studies, the idea is to do 100 of these to get the hang of it. so i'll see what develops... oil on linen, 7x8.5 from a photo i took.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

quick study 3

from a photo i took. 7x8.5" oil on linen

Friday, January 20, 2006

2 quick studies

just some practice. each 6x8" oil on yupo.
done outside from life, 'en plein air'

Thursday, January 19, 2006

jr hi eucalyptus

hadda wait for my son to finish a project at school, took along the paintbox and did this little 6x8" on yupo. did some thinking b4 i applied the paint and it turned out better than my typical p/a study.
oil paint as usual

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

hetana gets attention

some corrections, feeling some direction. 11x14" oil on linen

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

4th and final

last of the quad, all just blocked in, hope i can pull them together!
5x7" oil on panelli panel.

Monday, January 16, 2006

butterfly series, 3

#3 in the series, 5x7 oil on panelli panel

Sunday, January 15, 2006

butterfly series, 2

underpainting of the #2 in the series 5x7" oil on panelli panel

Saturday, January 14, 2006

butterfly series, 1

underpainting for 2day
first of a quad series i'm working on, 5x7" panelli panel.

Friday, January 13, 2006

calico in the window, fini

some additional work, brightening, whiskering, finishing.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


pulled out an oldie, this is a self portrait on scratchboard i did some time ago. 14x18" ampersand claybord black.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

pierced candle

magnatune.com+AS pastel paper+oil paint+something from the dollar store+me=

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

color chart

somedays all ya wanna do is color! my cad lemon color chart. 12x16 cheap blick canvas board.

Monday, January 09, 2006

palm god a m

ok, this doesn't look like much, but while driving home from dropping my son off at school, i saw the sunrays breaking thru the fog/clouds above this palm tree. so painted it from the photo i took in my head. the eyes as camera, memory as film. oh, yeah.
the color is more subdued in the painting. oil on yupo, 6x8"

Sunday, January 08, 2006

cat goddess

a soapstone sculpture i did several years ago. oil on yupo, 6x8"

Saturday, January 07, 2006

sunset beach

had to be done, a sunset at the beach. 10x20" oil on stretched linen
was going to add a figure, but i'm thinkin' not.

Friday, January 06, 2006


10 min, charcoal pencil, 9x12"

Thursday, January 05, 2006

hetana today

a little work on this.
11x14" oil on linen

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

window calico

stage two. not going much further, will add whiskers when this paint sets up.
9x12" oil on pintura panel

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

calico in the window (how much is that?)

from a photo, 9x12" oil on pintura panel, gray gesso. today the blockin.

Monday, January 02, 2006

pretty birds

bright and cheery birds on a rainy day. 9x12" oil on panel

Sunday, January 01, 2006

lil and hetana

both 11x14" oil in stretched linen.