Chile Roaster Watercolor

For the August show in the SPACe gallery, I needed a depiction of what “Autumn” looks like to me.  Well, that could mean a number of things, and my first impression was that autumn marks the end of my days of wearing short shorts for the season, which I always … (continue)

I Want to Learn Welding

One of the other artists I’ve been visiting with lately is Julie Burnham, who is a welder; and welding is something I’ve desperately wanted to learn for decades now.  I want to combine incongruous things to make a wonderful new whole.  I want to make junk into art! Julie obviously … (continue)

Carousel Horse

SOLD Enough of the quiet projects, like drawing.  Back to the hammer, and pounding in a bunch of nails.  I don’t know why it is, but there’s something about pounding the nails that’s incredibly soothing. This time, I decided to try something entirely new with them.  Since a carousel horse … (continue)

My Sis the Guinea Pig

On a whim, I had the bright idea to try something I’ve never attempted before.  (Using colored pencils to draw a real person, I mean.)  Well, to be truthful, I’m totally clueless about what to do with colored pencils, and have never tried to use them for anything at all. … (continue)

Hello Parrot

For the month of March, the focus for the show at the SPACe gallery was “For the Birds”.  Since winter was still upon us here in Colorful (and often white) Colorado, my thoughts turned to tropical paradise for subject matter. Hello Parrot looks out at me through the open door … (continue)

Huajatolla

I wanted to try some more of the dimensional carving for an upcoming art show.  For depth, it was only natural to focus on our own Spanish Peaks, also known regionally as the Huajatolla.  From this viewpoint, the West Peak (on the right) is somewhat behind the East Peak, and … (continue)