Saturday, February 10, 2024

Mist and Snow

I've been working on misty fog in the mountains using Paynes gray and arches paper. The birds were added on procreate. 

Here I took the same painting and added a ski scene instead using procreate. I am enjoying mixing the two mediums.

This one is 100%  Paynes gray water color  and arches paper. What I don't like is the way that the grid separates us from the birds. But perhaps if it is accompanied by a story of an old man looking out his cabin window it would work. 

This one is 100%  Paynes gray water color  and arches paper.  I added a series of skiers to suggest a blustery ski day. 

I hope to do a few more. But this time pay attention to the shadows, sun direction and story line. 


Friday, February 9, 2024


This was fun on so many levels. I used oil pastels to fill a page with color and then cut up squares, circles and bits of paper. The papers were rearrange to form this collage. 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Kenny Barron at Jazz Alley tonight

 At Jazz Alley last night listening to great music. I had to respond with pen and ink. It was dark so I did it blind while responding to the music.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024



Alex and I decided to try our hands at dancing last year.  

This was our first time on stage. It was a riot near wracking fun but I would do it all over again!

Here we are in rehearsal. 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

A value study.

My French cousin Lucie took this photo for me while on vacation during the holidays. I tried to reproduce it as simply as possible. It was really flat so I set about adding a little shading and texture. It was fun to experiment. I mixed 8 different shades of gray ahead of time and then added the donkey at the end. My hope was to have the white trees a focal point.