What a spring and summer it’s been! One of many highlights include a long, long solo road trip to see my first California native wildflower superbloom. With the outstanding rain and snow year we had last winter after 5 years of drought, starting in mid-February, all my native plant geeky people kept raving about the […]Read more "Merch Maker"
Yeah, I skipped a day yesterday. And tonight, I just wasn’t feelin’ a chicken painting. But to keep my practice going, I decided a bee would be fine subject for a quick, 30-minute study. That’s about all the energy I have for tonight. This 30-day painting gig has me not getting enough sleep. I captured […]Read more "Day 25: Sleepy Bee"
Nine months out of the year on 2nd Wednesdays, I volunteer to set up the hospitality snacks and beverages at our Sacramento Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society. This month’s talk was about vernal pool ecology. In keeping with the theme of our talk, tonight I did a quick ink and watercolor sketch of […]Read more "Day 11: Downingia"
Since this February, I’ve been spending most of my spare hours in the California native plant garden that I manage in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. This hasn’t left much time for painting, and I’ve been struggling for months with the frustration of wanting to do all the life things – paint more, wife more, socialize […]Read more "On Painting and Bee-ing"